In this part II of Enhancing Server And Desktop Virtualization With SSD, Storage Switzerland focuses on the next challenge of integrating SSD into a virtual server or desktop infrastructure and effectively using the technology in this environment.
In this final piece on server virtualization and SSD, Storage Switzerland discusses the power of performance, specifically, the dramatic impact that latent-free storage can make on the virtual environment. Read on to find out more!
"Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for all primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.
Gain insights into the rapidly evolving market for solid-state arrays with this Gartner report. Discover vendor strengths and the criteria that must be met to be positioned in the leaders’ quadrant."
With customers demanding higher service levels, enterprise applications need to be fast and available at all times. Flash storage is the obvious choice if you want to make the best use of your IT resources and get the most from your applications, but which flash solution should you choose? This eBook discusses nine specific areas where NetApp ONTAP flash storage systems enable business breakthroughs. Topics include nondisruptive operations, cost economies, business agility, and providing a bridge to the hybrid cloud.
"All-Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, explores the expanding role of all-flash storage in the enterprise. Originally used to accelerate performance for dedicated, mission-critical applications, all-flash arrays are now replacing disk and hybrid-flash systems as the preferred storage systems for virtualized environments. At the same time, scale-out solutions have emerged that are designed to power the new cloud services of the future.
The book examines various elements of all-flash storage: how it evolved, and why you should now consider it for all of your primary applications. You get acquainted with the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions and learn how each is designed to meet the needs of a specific type of application environment.
You’ll also learn five strategies for making smart decisions about all-flash arrays for your next storage project. In that classic Dummies style, you’ll walk away with useful tips on how to select and deploy all-flash
How can hybrid-flash array users benefit from a move to all-flash? This case study profiles a large European organization that moved their VMware server and desktop environments from hybrid-flash to NetApp AFF all-flash systems.
All-flash storage is increasingly being used to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform to reduce complexity, enhance agility and lower costs. Learn how these three factors are shaping the use of all-flash storage and find out the evaluation criteria when considering all-flash storage solutions.
All-flash storage arrays—with increasingly attractive performance levels— are a much sounder investment than traditional spinning disks. If you’re looking for affordable ways to boost application performance and simplify data management, you need to evaluate flash technology and how it can deliver a compelling return on investment. Watch this short webcast featuring industry experts including IDC, discuss proven strategies and best practices.
This independent study from IDC looks at the economic benefits of flash deployments from a business perspective. It provides essential guidance for IT decision makers and also highlights scenarios where flash may not be the best choice.
Flash Storage For Dummies explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From server cache and back-end storage cache to hybrid and all flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. It also reduces energy and real-estate costs in the data center.
In this ESG white paper, the capabilities and common characteristics of flash implementations are categorized as “bronze”-, “silver”-, and “gold”-type approaches, depending on the degree to which they enable fully featured storage systems. It evaluates how HP’s storage delivers the basics and follows with a series of flash-specific optimizations and advances that we’ll call “gold standard” flash capabilities, after which it hints at HP’s vision of the future for their flash storage architecture. Throughout the paper, the importance of both IT architecture and business implications is emphasized.
HP 3PAR StoreServ thin deduplication is the latest feature in a line of thin technologies, including thin provisioning, thin persistence and thin reclaim that deliver value and cost savings to the customer. Each of the technologies is fully built-in to the 3PAR StoreServ architecture. In this study, HP 3PAR StoreServ was compared to competing all-flash offerings from SolidFire, Pure Storage and EMC.
HP offers an approach to the modern data center that addresses systemic limitations in storage by offering Tier-1 solutions designed to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and quality—including purpose-built, all-flash arrays that are flash-optimized without being flash-limited. This white paper describes how, through the incorporation of total quality management throughout each process and stage of development, HP delivers solutions that exceed customer quality expectations, using HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage as an example.
If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford to not consider an all-flash array. HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage was built to make your IT investments go farther and protect them for longer without asking you to sacrifice performance or scalability. That’s why the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is the only all-flash array on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business limiting decisions when it comes to implementing your new all-flash array.
In this white paper, we will begin by looking at HP’s flash design strategy and how it differs from other vendors. Then we will present the architectural requirements for delivering real advantages in flash-based storage performance, efficiency, resiliency, and data mobility. We’ll also unveil the technical details of the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage, the only all-flash array in the industry to deliver the performance advantages of a flash-optimized architecture while delivering the Tier 1 resiliency and data services that power three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
Organizations no longer have to wait months or years to deploy an all-flash storage array into their environment to host their applications. The technologies in this most recent iteration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 ensure that organizations get the performance they need, the cost at which they need it and the platform stability to offer it up to as many applications as they see fit. By taking advantage of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 platform, organizations may confidently begin their journey into the all-flash world of tomorrow today with the knowledge that it will meet their various manageability, performance and scalability requirements along the way.
Hardware accelerated deduplication with no performance penalty is now available with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array. In this ChalkTalk, HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito shows how HP now has the most innovative all-flash array in the industry.
In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution.