| Article Published March 30, 2015
Just as the NCAA basketball tournament whittles down to the elite eight, we offer eight elite tips for flash storage.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD
| Article Published March 24, 2015
Contrary to vendor hype, flash isn't the answer to all data storage problems. Yet it does make a huge difference in those situations where it's appropriate.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD
| Article Published October 30, 2014
When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Tags : data storage, SSD, solid state drive, HDD, hard disk drive
| Article Published October 21, 2014
Flash storage has come a long way and is now replacing 15k RPM drives. Who are the big flash storage vendors?
Tags : Flash, SSD, Flash Array, SSD Performance
| Article Published May 20, 2014
Whatever a flash array vendor says, there’s no substitute for testing in your own environment and under your own specific workloads.
Tags : Flash, SSD, enterprise storage, solid state drive, Flash Array
| Article Published April 16, 2014
Despite what some experts predict, enterprise SSDs are likely to be more expensive than HDDs for some time.
Tags : SSD, solid state drive, HDD, Hard Disk Drives, Storage
| Article Published September 24, 2013
Enormous excitement over flash storage is driving a flurry of SSD acquisitions. Dot-com mania, anyone?
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD, SAN
| Article Published September 19, 2013
New self-learning software and hardware combo from the company helps businesses take non-disruptive baby steps toward flash-accelerated applications and IT workloads.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD, Violin Memory, storage migration
| Article Published July 30, 2013
These companies offer Flash and hybrid storage solutions for a variety of uses.
Tags : Flash, SSD, hybrid, array, Storage, software-defined storage, disk drive
| Article Published July 19, 2013
Understanding the IO patterns of your applications is good for end users and good for vendors.
Tags : SSD, disk drives, application, IOPS, Storage
| Article Published July 12, 2013
Most users can benefit from a mix of HDDs and flash.
Tags : Flash, SSD, Enterprise, HDD, hybrid storage, hard disk drive
| Article Published July 11, 2013
Weeks after details of the buy emerged, EMC finally cops to snapping up the server-side storage software company.
Tags : Flash, data storage, EMC, SSD
| Article Published June 26, 2013
The upfront purchase price is just a fraction of the total costs associated with storage arrays.
Tags : SSD, RAID, TCO, total cost of ownership, array, HDD, Storage
| Article Published June 25, 2013
These four storage systems give media and entertainment companies the performance, features and capacity they need.
Tags : EMC, SSD, HP, NetApp, tape, array, Storage, Spectra Logic, disk drive
| Article Published June 12, 2013
IT storage administrators will need to understand data storage appliances if they want to remain employed.
Tags : Hadoop, SSD, RAID, Lustre, Storage Appliances, big data, GPFS
| Article Published May 06, 2013
Despite what flash vendors say, SSDs are not going to replace hard disks completely anytime soon.
Tags : Flash, SSD, hard drive, hard disk, NAND Flash, Storage
| Article Published April 22, 2013
The idea of adding cache to storage is coming back into vogue again.
Tags : Flash, cache, SSD, disk drives, RAID, hybrid, appliance, Storage
| Article Published April 17, 2013
Company hopes to lure enterprises with faster, cheaper and cloudier SSD arrays that don't leave apps hanging during an outage.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD
| Article Published April 02, 2013
Social data is different from other types of data, so it has unique storage management needs.
Tags : SSD, deduplication, Cloud Storage, tiering, Storage, social data
| Article Published March 26, 2013
The all-flash data storage vendor upgrades its software platform with support for a new REST-based API and apps that brings systems management capabilities to the iPhone and Android devices.
Tags : Flash, SSD, Solid State Storage, Storage
| Article Published March 26, 2013
These young companies are offering products related big data, the cloud, virtualization and SSDs.
Tags : Flash, cloud computing, virtualization, SSD, startups, big data, Storage
| Article Published March 21, 2013
Analysts advise managers to think strategically and consider their security needs when it comes to big data storage.
Tags : Flash, Hadoop, SSD, tiering, big data, Storage
| Article Published March 05, 2013
Data storage giant unveils new PCIe flash server cards and offers a peek at its all-SSD roadmap.
Tags : Flash, SSD, PCIe, Storage
| Article Published January 22, 2013
How do an SSD and a SATA drive fare in head-to-head competition?
Tags : SSD, Enterprise, Seagate, STEC, SATA, Storage, Drive
| Article Published January 07, 2013
Storage provider unveils secure, crypto-friendly storage for data centers.
Tags : security, SSD, Storage
| Article Published December 19, 2012
Enterprise storage solutions with flash cache can offer faster performance and lower latency at a reasonable price.
Tags : Flash, cache, SSD, enterprise storage, tiering, IOS
| Article Published November 06, 2012
The chipmaker continues to make enterprise storage inroads with its new line of DC S3700 SSDs.
Tags : Intel, SSD, Storage
| Article Published October 10, 2012
Capable of 1.2 million IOPS and sporting PCIe 3.0 support, Emulex readies SANs for ever-faster server chips and SSDs with its new HBAs.
Tags : SSD, Emulex, PCIe, HBA, Storage
| Article Published April 12, 2012
SSD performance potential can be tough to achieve. As the claims get increasingly higher, do they make sense or even matter anymore?
Tags : performance, SSD, IOPS, benchmark, Storage Performance, SSD Performance
| Article Published March 15, 2012
Is Sepaton's product line of disk-only offerings with their focus on data footprint reduction strong enough to bring an end to tape's hold?
Tags : SSD, hard disk, Buying Guide, Sepaton, storage hardware, disk, HDD
| Article Published December 20, 2011
Henry Newman revisits his 2011 predictions for the storage industry and prognosticates about 2012 and beyond.
Tags : security, cloud security, SSD, RAID, IOPS, Storage
| Article Published November 03, 2011
The hybrid storage appliance maker expands its family -- adds a VMware plug-in.
Tags : appliances, SSD, array, Storage, Nimble Storage
| Article Published July 06, 2011
These eight storage companies are pushing cloud, SSD, big data and virtualization to the next level.
Tags : cloud computing, virtualization, storage virtualization, SSD, start ups, big data
| Article Published May 24, 2011
Specification tests performance of SSDs regardless of vendor.
Tags : SSD, SNIA, Storage
| Article Published April 22, 2011
SSD dominance shows no sign of abating as the aisles of Storage Networking World demonstrated earlier this month. With nearly half the vendors touting their latest flash products, we look at 10 to keep a close watch on.
Tags : Top 10, SSD, solid state drive, solid state disk, Storage
| Article Published April 14, 2011
Taneja Group analyst Jeff Boles explains why performance, long neglected by storage innovation, is now at a mismatch with today's applications. But a solution may be on the way.
Tags : performance, SSD, I/O, Taneja Group, Storage
| Article Published April 12, 2011
SandForce controllers are found in a wide range of SSDs. The most interesting and unique feature of SandForce SSD controllers is that they use real-time data compression to improve performance and SSD longevity. The impact, however, depends on the compressibility of the data.
Tags : SSD, real-time, dedupe, data compression, Storage
| Article Published April 04, 2011
SSDs may be expensive, but they're well worth their high price tag when you consider their advantages. Here are 10 Reasons why SSDs are better than mechanical disks.
Tags : SSD, solid state disk, disk, power and cooling, disk storage
| Article Published February 07, 2011
Users can scale performance to almost 900,000 IOPS per rack
Tags : SSD, RAID array
| Article Published January 04, 2011
Intel's 310 Series solid state disk (SSD) drives have almost as much performance as the companys 2.5-inch X25-M SSDs, but in one-eighth the size.
Tags : Intel, SSD, solid state disk, 310 Series
| Article Published December 21, 2010
The JEDEC Solid State Association has published two sets of standards for endurance and reliability.
Tags : SSD, solid state disk drives
| Article Published December 18, 2010
IBM to integrate multi-level cell SSDs into the DS8800, DS8700, Storwize V7000 arrays.
Tags : IBM, SSD, STEC, MLC
| Article Published December 02, 2010
In part two of his look at solid state disk performance degradation, Jeff Layton puts an enterprise SSD through its paces to understand its performance characteristics before, during and after heavy use.
Tags : Intel, SSD, solid state disk, SSD Performance
| Article Published November 24, 2010
The cost of disk storage isn’t dropping as fast as it has in years past and storage density improvements are going to take far longer until new technology enters the market in 2013 or 2014.
Tags : SSD, HDD, Hard Disk Drives, Storage Planning, Storage Budgeting
| Article Published November 01, 2010
Henry Newman revisits the limitations of storage I/O and explains why the movement of data is at the mercy of the physical constraints within computers and storage hardware.
Tags : Flash, SSD, storage networking, solid state disk, Storage I/O
| Article Published October 29, 2010
The aim of the newly formed vendor group is top develop standards for PCIe-based solid state disks (SSDs).
Tags : SSD, solid state disk, PCIe SSDs, SSD Standards
| Article Published October 01, 2010
The latency of the Internet is greater than the latency of disk, so what's the point of Flash cache for Web devices?
Tags : Flash, cache, SSD, disk drives, solid state disk
| Article Published September 27, 2010
IT is responsible for almost as much of the world's CO2 emissions as the aviation industry, but the groundwork is being laid for substantial long-term performance improvements that could make data centers and storage systems much greener.
Tags : SSD, SNIA, Energy Star, MAID, The Green Grid
| Article Published September 21, 2010
STEC is now shipping new SSDs and now supports DRAM, SLC and MLC NAND Flash.
Tags : Flash, SSD, STEC, MLC, SLC
| Article Published September 20, 2010
Violins addition of MLC-based devices to its line of SSDs is indicative of the general trend toward MLC NAND flash in enterprise disk arrays.
Tags : Flash, SSD, MLC, SLC, Violin Memory
| Article Published September 17, 2010
Solid state disk (SSD) development could easily stagnate at the 20-25nm mark without changes to todays materials and techniques for storing and retrieving data.
Tags : Flash, SSD, NAND, solid state disk, Lithography
| Article Published September 08, 2010
Company expects MLC technology will cut the price of SSDs in half.
Tags : SSD, solid state disk, Pliant, MLC, SLC
| Article Published August 24, 2010
Virtual desktops get an I/O performance boost from the Network Storage Server (NSS) SAN Accelerators SSD technology.
Tags : SSD, VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure, FalconStor, SAN Accelerator
| Article Published August 20, 2010
SATADIMM is an Enterprise Class SATA II Solid State Drive (SSD).
Tags : SSD, Solid-State Drives, SATA, Solid State Storage
| Article Published August 13, 2010
Micron's 6Gbps SATA drives compete with SSD drives from Intel, Samsung and STEC. Meanwhile, Seagate is partnering with Samsung for enterprise-class SSD controllers.
Tags : Flash, SSD, solid state disk
| Article Published August 06, 2010
The company will provide a multi-terabyte SSD (Solid State Drive) storage system for use by a Federal Government Agency.
Tags : SSD, solid state drive, Solid State Storage, storage system, solid state disk
| Article Published August 03, 2010
The HLNAND SSD prototype is optimized for mass storage applications.
Tags : SSD, SATA, SSDs, solid state disk