Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
Today’s IT organizations face huge challenges such as the ever-increasing number of applications, virtualization, the cloud, and the rising value of information stored in data centers. The combined effect of these factors is placing pressure on IT infrastructures to increase performance and operate more efficiently while reducing costs.
An emerging technology, flash storage technology, is helping business and technology leaders address these issues by making their IT infrastructures more operationally efficient. Learn more in this white paper from Logicalis.
This Enterprise Strategy Group paper introduces the common characteristics and abilities of flash implementations and categorizes different approaches. It also considers HP’s offerings from the perspective of a “flash-optimized” storage system while representing both IT and business implications.
Fusion---iodelivers the world's data faster. From e---commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, companies are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion---io technology. ioControl Hybrid Storage from Fusion---io is ideal for customers seeking to virtualize mission---critical workloads, deliver high performance VDI, and control efficient application acceleration across shared storage environments.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 13, 2016
The modern EMC Unity™ represents the ultimate in storage simplicity and value in the mid-tier all flash storage market by harnessing the power of an all-flash design to combine with radical simplicity. Unity’s all flash design comes with built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and all inclusive software to deliver the best flash economics – price, density, and TCO.
NetApp has acquired SolidFire, and combined the performance and economics of all-flash storage with a webscale architecture that radically simplifies data center operations and enables rapid deployments of new applications. Hear IDC's view about the NetApp Flash Portfolio and the integration of SolidFire technology.
Would you like to accelerate your database application development by up to 50%? It’s easy with NetApp® all-flash technology. Watch this two-minute video to learn how flash storage can help you respond faster to change and keep pace with the dynamic demands of your business.
Wondering if all-flash storage will improve your IT operations? It can eliminate performance bottlenecks, improve user productivity, and simplify your operations. Learn how businesses in different industries have benefited from all-flash storage.
Flash storage helps businesses exceed their expectations for speed, the end-user experience, and performance. Leaders from Citrix, Apache, and Western Oregon University speak about the challenges they overcame and how NetApp® flash solutions helped them to win.
Enterprise applications are the lifeblood of IT. We rely on them for everything from optimizing manufacturing to tracking customer satisfaction. This paper examines the criteria for selecting flash storage in support of enterprise applications and makes recommendations based on the strengths of each flash system. Explore how to align enterprise application performance, management, and growth with business priorities through the use of connected flash storage systems.
One of the most effective ways to address database performance and cost challenges is to modernize the underlying hardware infrastructure. Innovations such as flash storage, converged infrastructure architectures, and sophisticated data management platforms can have a major impact. Learn more in our free eBook: Optimizing Database Storage Performance for Dummies.
In addition to high reliability and availability, enterprise mission critical applications, data centers operating 24x7, and data analysis platforms all demand powerful data processing capabilities and stability. The NEC PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft® SQL Server® is a best-practice reference architecture for such demanding workloads. It comprises an Express 5800 Scalable Enterprise Server Series with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family CPUs, high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage, and Microsoft® SQL Server®
2014. When compared with the previous reference architecture based on a server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs, benchmark testing demonstrated a performance improvement of up to 173% in logical scan rate in a data warehouse environment. The testing also demonstrated consistently fast and stable performance in online transaction processing (OLTP) that could potentially be encountered.
You are being buried by data. Multimedia including videos, audio and photos. Unstructured data in presentations, documents and social media feeds. Even the voicemails and databases that used to be the primary residents of your storage system are growing beyond your ability to manage them effectively. How can you keep it all under control without buying an endless stream of disk and storage devices?
Experts from EMC and other leading storage manufacturers discuss the very latest trends in storage solutions and how an effective application of storage strategy can help tame the information beast and keep performance and availability issues at bay.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the hidden drivers in storage growth
- How businesses of all sizes can benefit from a tiered storage strategy
- Why virtualization is penetrating every level of IT
- What role SSD and flash will play in every storage environment
- What to do now to improve storage utilization and save costs
We now live in a flash centric world where all active data must be on flash. This doesn’t mean, however, that all data must be on flash. The best approach is to understand your application mix and workload requirements. Some key apps, like databases, are latency intolerant and should be pinned to flash. Others apps can benefit from fully-automated storage tiering. EMC’s market leading VMAX and VNX systems are flexible choices that can deliver all-flash and hybrid services. CDW and EMC has you covered!
Flash is quickly emerging as the preferred way to overcome the nagging performance limitations of hard disk ddrives. However, because flash comes at a significant price premium, outright replacement of HDDs with flash only makes sense in situations in which capacity requirements are relatively small and performance requirements are high. Learn how deployment approaches—including hybrid storage arrays, server flash, and all-flash arrays—that combine the performance of flash with the capacity of HDDs can be cost effective for a broad range of performance requirements.