With the introduction of enterprise-grade all-flash arrays,
conventional thinking about storage has been turned on
its head. For example, a recent Gartner study found that all-flash storage pays for itself in just five to six months
on average, the result of dramatic improvements in total
cost of ownership (TCO).
"This report discusses NetApp’s AFF and FAS product lines, ONTAP 9 advanced
functionality, NetApp SAN history and NetApp AFF A700s SAN IO performance. Our
performance review uses recent benchmark results, ranks the A700s against a list of
enterprise flash storage systems and shows where the NetApp AFF A700s falls on
Silverton Consulting’s All-Flash Storage ChampionsChart™."
This IDC study provides an evaluation of 10 vendors that sell all-flash arrays (AFAs) for dense mixed
enterprise workload consolidation that includes at least some mission-critical applications.
"All-flash arrays are dominating primary storage spend in the enterprise, driving over 80% of that
revenue in 2017," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage. "Today's leading AFAs offer all the
performance, capacity scalability, enterprise-class functionality, and datacenter integration capabilities
needed to support dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. More and more IT shops are
recognizing this and committing to 'all flash for primary storage' strategies."
All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Forget about the complex task of building your own solution. Commvault offers a portfolio of integrated backup appliances that allow you to go from power-up to backup in less than an hour. Each appliance combines Commvault’s industry-leading software with pre-configured and optimized hardware, including an option that uses NetApp’s category-leading NetApp E-Series storage system. To further simplify ordering and deployment, the appliances include a licensing option aligned to the usable storage capacity (e.g., 36TB of NetApp E-Series storage includes 36TB of Commvault back-end terabyte licensing). Or you can purchase the hardware separately and use it with Commvault’s traditional front-end terabyte capacity licensing. Either way, Commvault serves as the single point of contact for software and hardware support issues, and the installation wizard allows you to be up and running quickly regardless of the option you choose.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Learn why IDC recommends that organizations consider only vendors that offer both NVMe and SCSI-based enterprise storage platforms. Find out how to choose the platform that best meets your workload requirements.
Learn why Gartner believes that more than 70% of new DBMS deployments will leverage the cloud for at least one use case by 2018. Find out how to assess modern data management capabilities and determine which DBMS best meets your business requirements.
Für viele Unternehmen stehen die Flexibilisierung und Agilität der IT-Infrastruktur ganz oben im Pflichtenheft. Immer mehr Geschäftsprozesse erfolgen online und in Echtzeit. Die klassische IT-Service-Delivery kommt zunehmend an ihre Grenzen und den IT-Abteilungen fällt es immer schwerer, die Anforderungen der Fachbereiche nach schneller und kostengünstiger Bereitstellung von ITRessourcen zu erfüllen.
Like many of its customers, in recent years NetApp has been faced with an increasingly fast-paced business environment, including an explosion in the amount of data that must be stored and managed, resulting in the need for best-in-class technical operations. They needed a new best-in-class data center to serve as the backbone of your technical operations going forward . Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Here are the five core principles for monetizing your storage like never before and winning more customer applications than ever for your cloud and hosted services. These are your keys to the next generation data center.
Realizing market penetration and a fast path to revenue comes with a unique set of challenges for SaaS vendors looking to provide cloud-based software applications. Download the white paper to see if your infrastructure is up to the task.
If you’ve chosen or are considering OpenStack, you need to read the blueprint for getting its underlying storage right. In this in-depth guide to OpenStack Private Cloud Storage, learn about:
- The benefits of cloud computing, inside your firewall
- Orchestrating your IT infrastructure
- Why OpenStack?
- What the right OpenStack block storage looks like and much more.
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Learn what users are saying about the flash solution from NetApp, Pure and Dell EMC. The user feedback covers key evaluation criteria, deployment experience, customer service, technical support and peer recommendations.