Mountains of data promise valuable insights and innovation for businesses that rethink and redesign their system architectures. But companies that don’t re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being buried in the avalanche of data.
The problem is not just in storing raw data, though. For businesses to stay competitive, they need to quickly and cost-effectively access and process all that data for business insights, research, artificial intelligence (AI), and other uses. Both memory and storage are required to enable this level of processing, and companies struggle to balance high costs against limited capacities and performance constraints.
The challenge is even more daunting because different types of memory and storage are required for different workloads. Furthermore, multiple technologies might be used together to achieve the optimal tradeoff in cost versus performance.
Intel is addressing these challenges with new memory and storage technologies that emp
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
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As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI). Instead of the traditional silo deployment approach to storage, compute, and network resources, all infrastructure elements are delivered and managed in a single environment, providing virtualized access to business services in an efficient manner. This is particularly suitable for cloud-based delivery models. However, since CI achieves lower costs through optimization of data center resources, it can be effective for all IT organizations, regardless of the way in which the services are managed or presented.
Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
Organizations are collecting and analyzing increasing amounts of data making it difficult for traditional on-premises solutions for data storage, data management, and analytics to keep pace. Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier provide an ideal storage solution for data lakes. They provide options such as a breadth and depth of integration with traditional big data analytics tools as well as innovative query-in-place analytics tools that help you eliminate costly and complex extract, transform, and load processes.
This guide explains each of these options and provides best practices for building your Amazon S3-based data lake.
Learn how to build your next-generation data center in a flash by breaking down silos and simplifying IT. VCE™ CI Starter Kits make it even faster and easier for new customers to take advantage of market-leading Converged Infrastructure at a special promotional price. These all-flash Vblock® Systems based on XtremIO storage will give you the foundation to make your IT environment more agile, reliable, and cost-effective:
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention of data, for security as well as regulatory compliance, can be very challenging for mid-sized organizations. Keeping a secondary site up for DR can get very expensive and dealing with tape can be slow and costly. As a result, many mid-sized organizations are looking to the efficiencies of the cloud, such as scale, elasticity, agility, and lower initial storage costs, to expand their data protection environments. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic to learn how to achieve powerful, converged, easy to deploy and manage, cloud-ready data protection.
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.
How can hybrid-flash array users benefit from a move to all-flash? This case study profiles a large European organization that moved their VMware server and desktop environments from hybrid-flash to NetApp AFF all-flash systems
Your IT team is struggling with aging, inflexible, and complex infrastructure and processes that make it difficult to support new business needs or take advantage of cloud. Learn how you can transform your data infrastructure using flash storage to meet service level performance and availability, enabling your team to focus on the delivery of new applications and services.
Flash success demands that critical questions be asked when choosing the right solution. Simplify your purchase cycle, lower costs and reduce the risk of technology acquisition.
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Are solid-state arrays (SSAs) worth the extra cost? This independent survey of SSA users found that their deployments provided a positive ROI after only 5.4 months, significantly faster than hard-disk drive (HDD) storage systems. Discover why Gartner strongly advises that SSAs be considered whenever HDD-based storage systems need to be replaced.
Read the report: Solid-State Array TCO Reality Check.
This e-book addresses common misconceptions about enterprise flash storage, providing clarity for anyone using or considering flash in enterprise environments. Learn about old myths laid to rest and the reality of how enterprises can make full use of their flash storage investment.
Are you building a business case for replacing disk systems with all-flash? Read this paper to find out what enterprise users are saying about their own experiences with all-flash storage. Findings are based on over a dozen different product reviews.
In competitive business environments, speed is a key differentiator. IT organizations worldwide have realized significant value in transitioning from traditional disk to flash-based storage architectures, paving the path to making businesses more responsive and ultimately more competitive. Learn how to transform traditional IT with high-speed data delivery while reducing the costs and risks.
The technical and financial advantages of solid state drives are driving a rapid transition from hard disk-drive (HDD) and hybrid-flash array (HFA) storage systems to all-flash arrays (AFAs). The white paper identifies some of the key considerations for evaluating all-flash storage infrastructure for three major uses cases: standalone applications, virtualized applications, and next-generation cloud services.
Flash storage is taking the enterprise market by storm. With all-flash arrays (AFAs) now available from every major enterprise storage vendor, they are quickly becoming a mainstream general purpose deployment platform for mixed workloads. According to IDC, flash technology will come to dominate primary storage platforms by 2020.
Read this independent whitepaper to learn what sets the NetApp AFF apart from other AFAs on the market, and discover why IDC describes the AFF as “the crown jewel” in the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions.
Everybody knows all-flash storage is faster than disk, but that’s just part of the story. Early adopters are raving about the other benefits, too, including big savings in IT time and resources. Download the Top Three Benefits of All-Flash Arrays to learn more.
How has flash evolved over the years? This infographic takes you from the invention of flash memory in 1980 to its introduction in storage systems in 2008 to where we are today: an all-flash platform that supplies flexible, independent scaling of both capacity and performance.