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Fastest PCIe SSD: Western Digital SN720 – Product Overview and Insight

Fastest PCIe SSD: Western Digital SN720 – Product Overview and Insight

The new Western Digital NVMe client architecture and product portfolio enables manufacturers of IoT devices, computing devices, embedded PCs and servers to capture and transform massive quantities of data in real-time.

Best PCIe SSD: Intel Optane SSD DC 4800X Series - Product Overview and Insight

Best PCIe SSD: Intel Optane SSD DC 4800X Series - Product Overview and Insight

The Intel SSD DC P4800X is best for those who need fast caching and fast storage to increase scale per server and reduce transaction costs for latency sensitive workloads.

Fastest SATA SSD: Samsung 883  – Product Overview and Insight

Fastest SATA SSD: Samsung 883 – Product Overview and Insight

The 883 DCT is geared to meet the demands of server storage systems, with added reliability, end-to-end data protection, and the ability to handle massive amounts of data.

Best SATA SSD: Micron 5200 Series - Product Overview and Insight

Best SATA SSD: Micron 5200 Series - Product Overview and Insight

Micron designed these SATA SSDs for virtualized workloads and cloud architectures. For a SATA drive it packs a decent throughput punch, and delivers latency as low as 55 microseconds.

Fastest M.2 SSD: Samsung SSD 970 – Product Overview and Insight

Fastest M.2 SSD: Samsung SSD 970 – Product Overview and Insight

The Samsung 970 Pro outperforms at both queue depth and peak performance in sequential read tests. Its combo of NVMe and PCie in the compact M.2 form factor makes it a good candidate for anyone wanting high performance.

Best M.2 SSD: Toshiba XD5 Series - Product Overview and Insight

Best M.2 SSD: Toshiba XD5 Series - Product Overview and Insight

Toshiba XD5 Series Data Center NVMe SSD is a PCIe Gen 3, NVMe 1.3a specification, high-performance SSD, 1.92 TB and 3.84 TB capacities, built on BiCS FLASH TLC, available in sub-1 drive write per day.

Qumulo QF2 P-Series: Product Overview and Insight

Qumulo QF2 P-Series: Product Overview and Insight

Qumulo's QF2 is a scale-out file storage system that can run on premises or in the cloud. When QF2 runs on the company's P-Series all-flash storage hardware, it creates a high-performance NAS device suitable for multiple uses.

Pure Storage Flashblade NAS: Product Overview and Insight

Pure Storage Flashblade NAS: Product Overview and Insight

The Pure Storage NAS solution offers plenty of raw power and is a good option for those looking to add a higher performance storage tier. A good performer on block and object, this product is probably best for midrange workloads.

QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS Series: Product Overview and Insight

QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS Series: Product Overview and Insight

QNAP is optimized for mission-critical virtualized workloads, particularly virtual desktop infrastructure, and it offers features like nearly limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, thin provisioning with reclaim and simplified management.

NetApp FAS9000: Product Overview and Insight

NetApp FAS9000: Product Overview and Insight

With NVMe flash and high-performance backed by NetApp’s long-track record of NAS leadership, the FAS9000 should be on the short list for companies looking at the top end of the NAS space.

NetGear ReadyNAS 2312: Product Overview and Insight

NetGear ReadyNAS 2312: Product Overview and Insight

The ReadyNAS 2312 offers decent price performance for SMBs and remote office deployments, and high-performance with a quad gigabit Ethernet interface, plus five levels of data protection and automated backup and disaster recovery.

Dell Storage NX430: Product Overview and Insight

Dell Storage NX430: Product Overview and Insight

Dell Storage NX430 is a workhorse NAS machine, at a reasonable price. Yet its choice of SAS or SATA HDDs only (no flash) means its performance pales compared to others in this guide.

HPE StoreEasy 1000: Product Overview and Insight

HPE StoreEasy 1000: Product Overview and Insight

StoreEasy 1660 offers 60% more internal capacity than its previous best-selling NAS. The 1000 series of products also boasts up to twice the performance and 50 percent lower latency than previous generation hardware.

Dell EMC Isilon F800: Product Overview and Insight

Dell EMC Isilon F800: Product Overview and Insight

Dell EMC Isilon F800 All-Flash scale-out NAS storage combines performance and scalability. Available in several configurations, the Isilon F800 delivers up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/s bandwidth per chassis.

Cloud Storage Pros and Cons

Cloud Storage Pros and Cons

Enterprises considering public cloud storage should carefully weigh the pros and cons of this popular storage technology.

How Fast are NVMe Speeds?

How Fast are NVMe Speeds?

NVMe SSDs display throughputs at the rate of 32 GBps (gigabytes per second). Half a million IOPs are common and higher-end drives range up to 10 million IOPs. Despite these high speeds, latency rates generally stay below 20 microseconds and some at half that number.

NVME: 5 Key Facts about Nonvolatile Memory Express

NVME: 5 Key Facts about Nonvolatile Memory Express

The NVMe protocol connects SSDs to servers via the PCIe bus and offers much faster performance. NVMe technology has become a key player in today's storage infrastructure.

Security at the Edge: A Coming Challenge for Data Storage

Security at the Edge: A Coming Challenge for Data Storage

So what security features should we be asking and planning for to protect data that will become information that can be used for and against everyone, both today and in the future?

Best Flash Storage: Top 10 All-Flash Storage Array Vendors

Best Flash Storage: Top 10 All-Flash Storage Array Vendors

These top enterprise all-flash array companies offer high performance products geared for customers with demanding workloads.

Storage Survey Highlights Challenges of Restricted Hiring Trends

Storage Survey Highlights Challenges of Restricted Hiring Trends

Enterprise Storage Forum’s recent survey revealed that although many respondents are investing in new storage technologies, the majority are not adding IT staff - creating big challenges.

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