The increasing demands of application and database workloads, growing numbers of virtual machines, and more powerful processors are driving demand for ever-faster storage systems. Increasingly, IT organizations are turning to solid-state storage to meet these demands, with hybrid and all-flash arrays taking the place of traditional disk storage for high performance workloads.
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In order for enterprises and IT organizations to truly innovate and offer differentiated value to customers, you need an IT infrastructure based on the latest advancements in computing, networking, and storage.
Considering an investment in flash storage or converged infrastructure? Read this brochure to learn more about the Vblock® System 540, the industry’s first all-flash Converged Infrastructure System for high-performance mixed workloads and emerging 3rd platform applications—built on best of breed technology components including EMC XtremIO all-flash storage. All of this with the VCE™ Experience of unmatched management and one-call support.
Consolidating to a flash-optimized infrastructure results in 50% to 80% fewer drives being deployed. This, along with the need for high performance and agility, has propelled flash to have one of the highest growth rates within the storage industry. Learn how the combination of flash-optimized architectures and cloud have changed the storage requirements for mixed workloads that are common among most organizations.
This solution guide describes the Dell HTSS which integrates PV DL2200 running CV Simpana 9 Data & Information Management Software with the Dell NSS and PowerVault ML6000 Tape Libraries to provide a multi-tiered Hierarchical Storage Management system
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In most use cases involving flash storage deployments, the business environment changes, driving a need for higher-performance storage. However, the case of Epic Systems Corporation software is the opposite—the storage requirements haven’t changed recently, but the options for addressing them have.
Epic, a privately-held company founded in 1979 and based in Verona,Wisconsin, makes applications for medical groups, hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Epic software typically exhibits high frequency,random storage accesses with stringent latency requirements. IBM has been working with Epic to develop host-side and storage-side solutions to meet these requirements. Extensive testing has demonstrated that the combination of IBM® POWER8™ servers and IBM FlashSystem™ storage more than meets the performance levels Epic recommends for the backend storage supporting its software implementations—at a cost point multiple times lower than other storage alternatives.
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
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Health systems moving to integrated care business models are crying out for more active repositories to replace image archives as they move toward collaborative models of care. Yet traditional storage vendors continue to rely on three-year buying models and costly forklift migrations – and performance still does not meet clinician’s requirements. Pure Storage offers an alternative: a renewable, upgradable, scale-out, highperformance storage environment for images at a low TCO that ensures the latest technology and marketleading support and maintenance for 10+ years.
The verification workload comprises hundreds of millions of small files, very high metadata, and extremely high performance read, write, and delete requirements.
The Pure Storage FlashBlade product’s innovative design provides high IOPS and throughput, and low latency and fast deletes – yielding an average 25% faster wall clock completion time.
The evolution of genomics in recent decades has seen the volume of sequencing rise dramatically as a result of lower costs. Massive growth in the quantities of data created by sequencing has greatly increased analytical challenges, and placed ever-increasing demands on compute and storage infrastructure. Researchers have leveraged high-performance computing environments and cluster computing to meet demands, but today even the fastest compute environments are constrained by the lagging performance of underlying storage.
Pure Storage has significant expertise creating scalable, enterprise-class, flash-optimized storage platforms, and with FlashBlade, Pure Storage has crafted a turnkey, purpose-built platform that is well suited to cost effectively handle the performance and capacity requirements of genomics workflows. Pure Storage has differentiated itself from more established enterprise storage providers by delivering an industry-leading customer experience, as shown by its extremely high NPS, indicating it knows how to meet and is committed to meeting customer requirements. Whether genomics practitioners plan an on-premises deployment or a cloud-based deployment for their genomics workflows, they should consider the performance, cost, and patient care advantages of the Pure Storage FlashBlade when choosing a platform, particularly if they plan to retain data for a long time and use it frequently.
Advanced image analysis and computer vision are key components of today’s AI revolution and is becoming critical for a wide range of industry applications, including healthcare, where this technology is being used to detect anomalies and improve patient care. Due to a lack of integrated tools and experience with these cutting-edge technologies, however, deploying complete systems is difficult.
Applications that utilize deep learning approaches often require large amounts of highly parallel compute power, storage, and networking capabilities, along with performance optimizations for faster data analysis. The Intel and QNAP/IEI solution combines all these elements in one complete system for scalable data management for hospitals and clinics of all sizes.
Read more on Intel’s and QNAP/IEI’s real-world use case on macular degeneration analysis through high-performance computing, vision capabilities, storage, and networking in a single solution.
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
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With ScaleIO you can easily deploy a flexible, scalable and high performance software defined Server SAN - delivering elastic, converged storage to your business on a ‘pay as you grow’ model. This converged infrastructure delivers hyper scalability and increased performance levels whilst reducing storage TCO.
The NetApp EF550 all-flash array provides a robust platform for delivering exceptional performance to mission-critical applications. The EF550 flash array leverages the latest in solid-state disk technologies along with a strong heritage of handling diverse workloads and providing superior business value through the acceleration of latency-sensitive and high-I/O applications.
This technical report provides an overview of workload characterizations performed on NetApp EF-series all-flash arrays across a wide variety of I/O types - with best practices and observations based on extensive test data. Characterizations include IOPS, throughput, and latency under varying block loads and RAID levels, SSD rebuild times, EF540 and EF550 performance comparison, and usable capacity sizing guidelines for various protection levels. If you are considering deploying an EF-series flash storage array in your environment, this is an essential technical resource to insure proper configuration and maxim
Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a converged infrastructure system designed for rapid and simple deployment of private cloud at an industry-leading price point. Whether customers are running Linux, Microsoft Windows or Oracle Solaris applications, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance supports consolidation for a wide range of mixed workloads in medium-to-large sized data centers.
High-performance, low-latency Oracle Fabric Interconnect and Oracle SDN allow automated configuration of the server and storage networks. The embedded controller software automates the installation, configuration, and management of all infrastructure components at the push of a button. Customers need to enter only basic configuration parameters and create virtual machines (VMs) manually or by using Oracle VM Templates to get a full application up and running in a few hours. With Oracle Enterprise Manager, the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is transformed into a powerful private cloud infrastructure that integrates
The Titan 3000 family of high performance network storage hardware from BlueArc is yet another example of the company's innovative abilities, with enhanced and eye-popping capacity and performance specifications matched to its strong, familiar—and growing—feature and management capabilities. With perfect timing, it looks as if this product is a good match for emerging market needs.
Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
When world-class architecture and design firm Perkins+Will needed a high performance storage platform to support their global teams, they turned to Nasuni. With 24 locations around the world, traditional storage and data protection schemes were becoming expensive and difficult to manage. Teams in different locations wanted access to shared project data. Nasuni has allowed Perkins+Will to deploy a high performance storage platform that delivers data protection and synchronization at a fraction of the cost and complexity of any existing solution.
With the growth of unstructured data and the challenges of modern workloads such as Apache Spark™, IT teams have seen a clear need during the past few years for a new type of all-flash storage solution, one that has been designed specifically for users requiring high levels of performance in file- and object-based environments. With FlashBlade™, it addresses performance challenges in Spark environments by delivering the consistent performance of all-flash storage with no caching or tiering, as well as fast metadata operations and instant metadata queries.
Improvements in scalability, availability, performance, and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network-attached, midrange, and high-end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths.
Storage plays a critical role in the datacenter. To keep up with the performance, capacity, availability, and efficiency needs of today’s enterprise, storage is undergoing a transformation by leveraging flash, high-capacity disks, and integrated data management. This paper discusses how Nimble Storage’s flash-optimized architecture is engineered to accelerate applications, scale performance and capacity, protect data, and make IT more productive and empowered.
Storage is a critical factor when virtualizing your business-critical applications like Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases. What features should you look for when selecting a storage vendor? Download this tech overview to learn how flash-optimized Nimble Storage accelerates performance, maximizes utilization, and cost-effectively protects your mission-critical data.
Collaboration and email applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint are critical for business productivity. But care needs to be taken in selecting the right infrastructure for hosting these applications. Download this technical overview and learn how VMware, Cisco, and Nimble Storage have developed a pre-validated reference architecture that delivers industry-leading performance, data protection, and management simplicity.
Understanding the latest developments in storage technology is crucial when planning a virtual server storage architecture, and choosing the wrong storage architecture can dramatically impair your ability to provide application resources and recoverability. This best practices guide will show you how to lay the foundation for an efficient, easy-to-manage storage environment.