eGuide To Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments

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High-performance flash based storage has dramatically improved the storage infrastructure’s ability to respond to the demands of servers and the applications that count on it. Nowhere does this improvement have more potential than in the virtualized-server environment. The performance benefits of flash are so great that it can be deployed indiscriminately and still performance … [Read more...]

Database Fatal Flash Flaws No One Talks About
- And How to Avoid Them


Flash storage has been touted for several years now as the answer to inadequate database performance. There are some very good reasons why this is so. Flash storage is generally much faster than hard disk drives (HDD). It has much lower latency, much greater write IOPS, throughput, and read IOPS. Therefore it must fix database performance problems. Not so fast. Sometimes it … [Read more...]

A Flash Storage Technical and Economic Primer


Flash memory is a type of non-volatile memory storage, which can be electrically erased and programmed. What was the event that precipitated the introduction of this new storage medium? Well, it started in the mid-1980s, when Toshiba was working on a project to create a replacement for the EEPROM, a low-cost type of non-volatile memory, which could be erased and … [Read more...]

Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage

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The rapid rise of flash storage in the data center has turned traditional storage economic models upside down. While capacity remains a critical part of the financial equation, overall performance of storage systems has emerged as an equally important factor. However, there is far more to the story that many marketed financial indicators might suggest. In this paper, you … [Read more...]

IDC Report: AFA Performance Testing Framework


From the Introduction: The storage performance requirements of 3rd Platform computing workloads demand more than what traditional hard disk drive (HDD)-based architectures can cost effectively deliver. As a result, flash-based storage is rapidly penetrating the datacenter. Flash operates very differently in terms of read/write performance than traditional HDDs, and this has … [Read more...]