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.
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.
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
A visual infographic highlighting the five architectural principles of developing the Next Generation Data Center (NGDC), including scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. This infographic typically accompanies the white paper, Designing the Next Generation Data Center, which is more in-depth account of the 5 principles.
IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances push the limits of analytics by fusing our ground breaking data warehouse appliances with high performance, scalable analytics that can process massive data to solve complex problems orders of magnitude faster than typical solutions. IBM Netezza Analytics, IBM's embedded advanced analytics platform delivered with every appliance, enables the development and deployment of analytics to drive game changing results.
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As an IT leader, a lot is being asked of you: drive transformational change, get the most out of your current IT investments with even higher performance, and be the strategic advisor to your business partners. What if you could transform your company's future by increasing the flexibility and agility of your IT infrastructure to support the rapidly evolving needs of your business? Read this paper to discover how modern enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe have adopted new ERP strategies to support their growth.
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Data integrity and ultra-high performance dictate the success and growth of many companies.
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The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
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Users demand fast application delivery and it is essential for the survival of your business. Meeting the expectations of your users is challenging. NGINX Plus offers a broad array of solutions to solve these challenges, allowing you to delight your users.
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.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
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Published By: Optymyze
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
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This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering. The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
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Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future, as challenges to secure systems and data are becoming more frequent and invasive from within and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach risk management from multiple perspectiv
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.
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