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.
This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).
This condensed version ebook examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).
AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive intelligence company that is experiencing a high growth rate. The company needed to find, and quickly deploy, a scalable storage solution to support its big data performance and future scalability requirements. Today, utilizing its 3PAR StoreServ storage solutions, AgilOne boasts a lower cost per terabyte, higher efficiency, and the ability to rapidly accommodate its new customers.
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.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
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.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 15, 2012
Edge-VSI enables a high performance stateless branch - where virtual servers and storage are managed at the data center, but execute with local performance. Read on to learn more about VSI with Riverbed.
This report will explain what virtualization is, and highlight how it is optimizing the performance, both from an IT and business perspective across servers, storage and end user desktops. This report will define how top performing companies gain business advantages from virtualization technologies and outline key changes that must take place for C-Level managers to gain the fruits of the new IT.
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational
changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and
high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud
security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport.
The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were
start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN
use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies
offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial,
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 16, 2018
IT organizations are increasingly turning toward hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to simplify and speed up infrastructure deployments, ease day-to-day operational management, reduce costs, and increase IT speed and agility.
Many use cases such as VDI, Test/Dev, IT Operations, Disaster Recovery, ROBO, Private Cloud etc…are already running on VxRail appliances and business critical applications are no exception. VxRail, powered by VMware vSAN, provides the high availability, resiliency, predictable performance, and enterprise ready storage data services that business critical applications require.
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The customers featured in this book include those who have migrated their existing applications (Oracle, third-party, and custom) and those who have deployed new applications.
We also describe customers who have benefited from subscribing to a single IaaS service to meet their more tactical needs, such as low-cost and high-reliability archive storage.
The motivations for IaaS adoption discussed in this book are organized into four key categories:
Moving applications to the cloud
Managing DevTest in the cloud
Building performance-intensive workloads
Using cloud-based archive storage
It is now apparent that three specific technology advancements—non-volatile memory express (NVMe), NVMe over fabrics (NVMe-oF), and storage-class memory (SCM)—are transformative and will end up guiding the future of high-end data storage. Each of those technologies reduce I/O latency significantly.
However, organizations working to transform their data centers shouldn’t regard performance as the only end goal. Great performance is important because it increases an array’s ability to handle any workload intelligently, scale to meet unpredictable demand, and operate cost efficiently. The Dell EMC PowerMax powered by Intel® Xeon® processor is an impressive example of this type of modern storage architecture. It has been designed deliberately to maximize the speed of NVMe and by extension, offer transformational efficiency benefits and business value.