When your company’s work demands a new storage array, you have the opportunity to invest in a solution that can support demanding workloads simultaneously—such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and data mart loading.
At Principled Technologies, we compared Dell EMC™ PowerEdge™ R930 servers1 with the Intel® Xeon® Processor Dell EMC Unity 400F All Flash storage array to HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 servers with the HPE 3PAR 8400 array in three hands-on tests to determine how well each solution could serve a company during these database-intensive tasks.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Pure Storage, a pioneer in block-based flash arrays, has developed a technology called FlashBlade, designed specifically for file and object storage environments. With FlashBlade, IT teams now have a simple-to-manage shared storage solution that delivers the performance and capacity needed to bring Spark deployments on premise.
To help gain a deeper understanding of the storage challenges related to Spark and how FlashBlade addresses them, Brian Gold of Pure Storage sat down with veteran technology journalist Al Perlman of TechTarget for a far-reaching discussion on Spark trends and opportunities.
Deep learning opens up new worlds of possibility in artificial intelligence, enabled by advances in computational capacity, the explosion in data, and the advent of deep neural networks. But data is evolving quickly, and legacy storage systems are not keeping up. Advanced AI applications require a modern all-flash storage infrastructure that is built specifically to work with high-powered analytics.
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency.
Published By: WebiMax
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
In most use cases involving flash storage deployments, the business environment changes, driving a need for higher-performance storage. However, the case of Epic Systems Corporation software is the opposite—the storage requirements haven’t changed recently, but the options for addressing them have.
Epic, a privately-held company founded in 1979 and based in Verona,Wisconsin, makes applications for medical groups, hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Epic software typically exhibits high frequency,random storage accesses with stringent latency requirements. IBM has been working with Epic to develop host-side and storage-side solutions to meet these requirements. Extensive testing has demonstrated that the combination of IBM® POWER8™ servers and IBM FlashSystem™ storage more than meets the performance levels Epic recommends for the backend storage supporting its software implementations—at a cost point multiple times lower than other storage alternatives.
Published By: PernixData
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Flash is the savior of the virtualized datacenter. It provides incredible performance increases along with tremendous latency reduction, but maximizing its potential can be challenging. Learn how you can architect your storage platform to focus on application performance utilizing server-side resources in conjunction with storage acceleration software.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
This Wikibon research shows that flash will become the lowest cost media for almost all storage from 2016 and beyond, and that a shared data philosophy is required to maximize the potential from both storage cost and application functionality perspectives.
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.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With data center budgets under enormous pressure your investment decisions matter more than ever.
Download the at-a-glance guide and get insights into:
•How to de-risk storage buying decisions
•Why Kaminario all-flash is different
•What this means for customers like utility company COBB EMC.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With plenty of All flash solutions to choose from it can be really tough to get to the bottom of exactly what vendors are selling. And that might result in you missing out on key capabilities that will transform data center performance.
Simply download our new eBook ‘Six uncomfortable questions to ask your All flash vendor’. It’s the easiest way to get back in control of your purchasing decisions.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
Successful businesses are nimble and built to scale. At times you might need to grow your sales capacity by bringing more people on board. Other times you might simply need them to get more
active, boosting performance. Sometimes you need to do both.
To support the ebb and flow of your business your storage should be capable of scaling up capacity while increasing performance. Yet you might be surprised to know that only one All-flash vendor can do so, while keeping costs predictable.
Read on to learn about 3 scalabity benefits that will transform your storage purchasing experienc
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.