This architecture comparison examines five essential criteria to consider when evaluating flash arrays. Find out the key design differences between the Dell EMC X2 and NetApp AFF flash storage systems and how they compare in terms of scalability, quality of service, application integration, future-proof architecture and cloud integration.
Not all flash storage architectures are created equal. Read this vendor comparison report and learn about the differences between solutions from NetApp® and Pure and how to find the best all-flash arrays to meet your business needs.
"Get performance rankings for all-flash storage arrays and a comparison of top vendors.
Read this report by an independent analyst and learn about:
• Top all-flash vendors and how they ranked in raw performance, best value, and performance consistency
• Recommendations for entry-level to enterprise-class storage solutions
• New storage software capabilities
Read this vendor assessment from IDC and find out about the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. Discover the areas where the most differentiation between vendors was noted, including their strategies around NVMe and cloud-based predictive analytics.
Migrating to a flash storage solution does much more than simply save you money. Read this ebook and learn the top three things to know about modernizing your SAN. Find out how you can accelerate your most important apps by up to 20 times compared to traditional storage—while minimizing downtime.
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
New innovations in storage technology are changing the game for data centers, and NetApp is working to help our customers capitalize on them. The introduction of faster and faster media types and more efficient mechanisms to access those media across well-defined SAN and Ethernet infrastructures will unlock unprecedented speeds, lower latencies, and dramatic improvements in system and application efficiency.
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.
One of the most effective ways to address database performance and cost challenges is to modernize the underlying hardware infrastructure. Innovations such as flash storage, converged infrastructure architectures, and sophisticated data management platforms can have a major impact. Learn more in our free eBook: Optimizing Database Storage Performance For Dummies.
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.
Download this easy-to-read guide to learn how NVMe can help you achieve better storage performance. You'll get insight into comparing NVMe alternatives, developing a low-risk NVMe adoption strategy, and increasing the performance of mission-critical applications.
Get practical advice from IT professionals on how to successfully deploy all-flash arrays for Oracle, SAP and SQL Server workloads in a SAN environment. You'll explore topics such as transaction processing speed, storage management, future requirements planning, workload migration and more.
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.
This paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
"Storage system architectures are shifting from large scale-up approaches to scale-out of clustered storage approaches. The need to increase the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability while eliminating infrastructure or application downtime has necessitated such an architectural shift.
This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage among firms of different sizes and geographic locations. Access this paper now to discover how clustered storage offerings meet firms’ key requirements for clustered storage solutions and the benefits including:
Scalability and availability
"Storage system architectures are moving away from monolithic scale-up approaches and adopting scale-out storage – providing a powerful and flexible way to respond to the inevitable data growth and data management challenges in today’s environments. With extensive data growth demands, there needs to be an increase in the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability.
Access this technical report that provides an overview of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and shows how it incorporates industry-leading unified architecture, non-disruptive operations, proven storage efficiency, and seamless scalability."
"As IT continues to implement advanced capabilities, as well as traditional services such as server virtualization, storage systems become more complex. The complexity only increases because of the rapid growth of data that needs to be managed.
View this resource to learn the results of ESG Lab hands-on evaluation of NetApp storage systems with a focus on those enterprise-class capabilities required to manage increasingly large and complex storage environments."
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