Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
How do solid-state drives really match up to hard disk drives? This Infographic illustrates a side-by-side comparison that quantifies how the differences extend beyond cost per GB. See how SSD and HDDs stack up against each other with facts on reliability, capacity, latency, transfer rates, IOPS, and power consumption.
The NetApp EF550 all-flash array provides a robust platform for delivering exceptional performance to mission-critical applications. The EF550 flash array leverages the latest in solid-state disk technologies along with a strong heritage of handling diverse workloads and providing superior business value through the acceleration of latency-sensitive and high-I/O applications.
This technical report provides an overview of workload characterizations performed on NetApp EF-series all-flash arrays across a wide variety of I/O types - with best practices and observations based on extensive test data. Characterizations include IOPS, throughput, and latency under varying block loads and RAID levels, SSD rebuild times, EF540 and EF550 performance comparison, and usable capacity sizing guidelines for various protection levels. If you are considering deploying an EF-series flash storage array in your environment, this is an essential technical resource to insure proper configuration and maxim
Storage plays a critical role in the datacenter. To keep up with the performance, capacity, availability, and efficiency needs of today’s enterprise, storage is undergoing a transformation by leveraging flash, high-capacity disks, and integrated data management. This paper discusses how Nimble Storage’s flash-optimized architecture is engineered to accelerate applications, scale performance and capacity, protect data, and make IT more productive and empowered.
The usual cure for exploding file volumes is to add more general purpose file servers. That strategy eventually leads to server sprawl, which brings with it more management complexity, stranded disk capacity, wildly differing storage utilization rates and slower file access. Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances can add file serving capacity that's more easily managed, shareable, more scalable and more efficient than a sprawl of general purpose servers. Read this online article to learn about three basic considerations that can help simplify your NAS buying decision.
The size of today’s hard drives boggles the mind. Coupled with this surge in disk capacity is an explosion in file sizes. And multi-MB PowerPoints, MP3s and PDFs litter the hard drive. The problem is that drive I/O speed has not kept up the pace. As a result, it has developed into a serious bottleneck in system performance.
Ballooning data growth and ever-shrinking IT budgets have combined to push higher-density disk arrays to the forefront for almost any organization contemplating investment in new backup solutions. That’s not surprising; after all, the promise of more backup capacity and performance in less data center real estate sounds irresistible to anyone seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness from their existing IT infrastructure.
The experts at IDC predict that external disk storage capacity will grow 50% through 2010. In this free white paper, they'll show you how to simplify managing all that extra data while lowering costs, by implementing unified storage.
A few years ago, two technologies emerged to dramatically improve the industry’s ability to protect data. The cost of disk drives came down, and deduplication technology was introduced. This breakthrough is sometimes referred to as Deduplication 1.0. Like any technology, you’d expect it to evolve over time. HP launched the HP StoreOnce deduplication technology roadmap in 2010 to do just that. The result? Deduplication 2.0 or what HP calls “Federated Deduplication”. This next generation deduplication addresses some of the issues inherent in existing deduplication solutions: performance, flexibility, and data management and not only that, when moving from your legacy storage backup systems, you can reduce the amount of your stored backup data by 95 percent or we’ll make up the difference with free disk capacity and support.
This guide provides a comprehensive look at a complete data protection and recovery solution, with valuable information to help you choose the solution that best fits your business requirements and budget, and get the assurance you need - knowing your assets are protected. Learn more today!
New technologies exist that can radically slim down the physical storage requirements for secondary disk storage. Taneja Group refers to these technologies as Capacity Optimization (CO) technologies. In this technology brief, we will examine what IT teams should be looking for in a capacity optimization solution, and then share our perspective on the Diligent HyperFactor technology.
The Storage Center SAN is a smart, virtual storage platform that speeds storage provisioning for virtual machines, minimizes disk capacity, automates disaster recovery, fine-tunes data placement for virtual applications and provides a shared storage pool available to all VMs all the time. Watch this webcast to see why Dell Compellent storage is the perfect complement to VMware server environments. (39 mins)
Flash is quickly emerging as the preferred way to overcome the nagging performance limitations of hard disk ddrives. However, because flash comes at a significant price premium, outright replacement of HDDs with flash only makes sense in situations in which capacity requirements are relatively small and performance requirements are high. Learn how deployment approaches—including hybrid storage arrays, server flash, and all-flash arrays—that combine the performance of flash with the capacity of HDDs can be cost effective for a broad range of performance requirements.