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.
Consolidating to a flash-optimized infrastructure results in 50% to 80% fewer drives being deployed. This, along with the need for high performance and agility, has propelled flash to have one of the highest growth rates within the storage industry. Learn how the combination of flash-optimized architectures and cloud have changed the storage requirements for mixed workloads that are common among most organizations.
As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
A scale-out storage architecture helps organizations deal with demands for growing data capacity and access. Dell engineers put DellT EqualLogicT scale-out storage through its paces to demonstrate its scalability in both file and block I/O scenarios.
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.
Read the white paper to learn how to put a plan in place for full functional validation, and get details on the importance of validating resiliency in a live environment; learn why small-scale recovery “simulations” are inadequate and misleading.
Data is growing at amazing rates and will continue this rapid rate of growth. New techniques in data processing and analytics including AI, machine and deep learning allow specially designed applications to not only analyze data but learn from the analysis and make predictions.
Computer systems consisting of multi-core CPUs or GPUs using parallel processing and extremely fast networks are required to process the data. However, legacy storage solutions are based on architectures that are decades old, un-scalable and not well suited for the massive concurrency required by machine learning. Legacy storage is becoming a bottleneck in processing big data and a new storage technology is needed to meet data analytics performance needs.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Nov 30, 2015
A step-by-step guide for adopting software-defined storage as part of a practical, proactive strategy for managing enterprise data. Flexibility is inherent in this technology, and now more than ever, a flexible IT architecture might be the key to facing the once unthinkable challenges of big data.
Published By: Storiant
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Emerging storage vendors offer data center managers and storage administrators new antidotes for their storage challenges. This research details five companies that provide innovative storage capabilities via new architecture and deployment methods, and looks back at two past Cool Vendors.
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.
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.
As flash costs continue to drop and new, flash-driven designs help to magnify the compelling economic advantages AFAs offer relative to HDD-based designs, mainstream adoption of AFAs —first for primary storage workloads and then ultimately for secondary storage workloads — will accelerate. Well-designed AFAs that still leverage legacy interfaces like SAS will be able to meet many performance requirements over the next year or two.
Those IT organisations that aim to best position themselves to handle future growth will want to look at next-generation AFA offerings, as the future is no longer flash-optimised architectures (implying that HDD design tenets had to be optimised around) —
it is flash-driven architectures.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
FreedomPay, a leader in global digital commerce solutions, wanted to expand its global presence in the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific while reinforcing business infrastructure, expanding storage to the cloud and providing a more security shopping experience.
The company leveraged an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA®) strategy on Platform Equinix along with other design and deployment partners to achieve its goals and realize $1 million saving in CAPEX and OPEX costs.
To find out more, download this case study today.
XtremIO all-flash-arrays (AFAs) have redefined everything you know about SQL Server database infrastructures. Through a ground-breaking, fresh approach to storage design, XtremIO is uniquely engineered for SQL Server database requirements utilizing a powerful and vastly simplified scale-out performance architecture, with in-memory always-on compression, deduplication and space efficient copy services enabling application acceleration, consolidation and agility.
"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."
The SolidFire Definitive Guide: Guaranteeing Storage Performance covers the critical aspects of Quality of Service (QoS) in the evolving storage landscape, it’s importance as a component of storage architecture design, and worthy considerations when choosing designs in storage architecture to accommodate for an optimum QoS experience.
In order to achieve the five nines (aka, 99.999%), or higher availability, it is important to take a closer look at the design of your storage architecture systems. This paper offers a comprehensive method of assessing your current infrastructure, and provides insight into ways to transform your design to drive better outcomes.
Introduction to Guaranteed Quality of Service is an in-depth account of the crucial importance of incorporating Quality of Service (QoS) technology within data storage architecture, outlining how QoS is the critical factor in enabling dependable storage performance for business-critical applications in a multi-tenant or enterprise infrastructure.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 15, 2015
This IDC study provides detailed insights into the rapidly growing market for enterprise storage systems that leverage flash storage media. This study segments this market into the following two technology segments: AFAs and HFAs. Insights into these two market segments are provided historically. Market shares and IDC analysis are provided for each of the top vendors in these two segments along with detailed market-level analysis.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 15, 2015
This SQL Database focused case study is based on Connections Education, an online US-based education leader. Learn how this online education leader chooses EMC XtremIO to manage unpredictably fast growth.
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