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DIMM-Based Storage (Memory Channel Storage) Is A Bright Idea

September 4, 2014 | 6

SSDs are SO yesterday’s technology. At least, that’s what you might think after you take a gander at a newer class of storage that has hit the market in recent months.  Pioneered by Diablo Technologies, Memory Channel Storage is flash … Read More

Disruptive Technology Trends: Storage Landscape View by Scott Davis

July 6, 2014 |

You may recall the recent announcement at our partner site about Scott Davis making the move over to Infinio to take on the CTO role, and his interview with us there.

Understanding Disruption in Storage

We have certain technologies … Read More

Silver Bullets and Serialization: Scaling SSD

June 24, 2014 |

You’ve all been in that meeting where someone says “Can’t we just put more disk in and it performs better?”, and we have all had to spend time talking about scaling, striping, latency, and a number of other technical items … Read More

Tiering Storage to the Cloud

June 24, 2014 |

As more organizations are making the leap to using cloud for storage options, it is interesting to see how the cloud storage landscape is shaping up. Not only is cloud storage viable for cloud services, but there are also many use-cases … Read More

The Test To Failure of Six SSD Drives

June 23, 2014 |

SSD is the new rage, and with good reason. As more SSD drives are becoming a significant part of our storage infrastructure at organizations around the world, it is interesting to see how these new darlings of storage performance can … Read More

96TB of Flash in 2U: Boston Limited Powered by Nexenta

June 4, 2014 |

At the COMPUTEX event in Taipei, a big announcement came from Boston Limited with the launch of their new Boston NXStor Enterprise SSD platform. This compact 2U system provides up to 96TB with a 24x4TB SAS SSD implementation.

NexentaStor in … Read More

All Flash vs. Hybrid Storage Arrays: When to Use What

February 18, 2014 |

As solid state storage has grown in popularity, all kinds of different information has hit the market as competing storage vendors aim to become The Next Big Thing in the storage space.  A number of companies in recent years have … Read More

Why RAID Cannot Cope With Large Disks: Rebuild Times

February 18, 2014 | 12

There is a fundamental shift in going on in enterprise storage.  At the core of the shift is the fact that hard disks haven’t gotten much faster as they have gotten a lot larger. One part of the shift is … Read More

Determining Storage Performance Needs is Part Science and Part Art

January 12, 2014 |

Moreover, there’s a dirty little secret in the storage industry.  If you ask any vendor how many IOPS can be delivered by their devices in real world situations, there’s a good chance that you’ll get the same answer.  Although many vendors will publish IOPS numbers – which I believe is a good practice, as long as the playing field is equal – those numbers are just a snapshot of a single array at a single point in time with a single kind of workload.  In the real world, who knows what will hit that array?  It’s impossible to test for every possible use case.Read More

VMware Metro Storage Cluster Explained – Part 2: The Potential Solution

January 4, 2014 |

Let’s use cross-site mirroring via software RAID. Veritas used the concept of a plex which was just a mirror unit, or unit of protection. In this scenario, we present a same block-size LUN from each site, build a plex on top of each, and then create a volume on top. From this we provision a file system.
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