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Flash Storage: The New Normal
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/13/2014 | 11:30:49 AM
Re: Flash Storage: The NOT so new norm
Thanks for weighing in here erise. The Diablo technology is interesting. Howard Marks wrote a blog about it last year.
erise
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erise,
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8/13/2014 | 10:23:25 AM
Flash Storage: The NOT so new norm
Flash has been around in the storage arena for years now, I'm impressed this article NEVER mentions a leader in the field, a little known company goes by the name of NetApp.

About the only problem I have with SSD/ flash storage is it's limited by the bus it rides on. Companies like Diablo are working on utilizing the actual memory channel itself as a pathway. This will be a nice push forward in performance, can't wait till early 2015 to try this out.

I do like this news:

http://www.diablo-technologies.com/diablo-technologies-secures-key-u-s-patent-covering-memory-channel-storage-technology/

SSD and storage is already old news, I'd like to hear about what's coming AFTER the SSD.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
User Rank: Strategist
8/11/2014 | 4:42:19 PM
flash in the data center
Flash is definitely making headway, but according to the InformationWeek State of Storage report from earlier this year, we're still not close to the all-flash data center becoming a reality.
ssamara528
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ssamara528,
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8/9/2014 | 4:38:08 PM
What about Cisco Invicta?
How do you think Cisco's Invicta flash offering stacks up to the others?
Perfman3
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Perfman3,
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8/7/2014 | 6:46:14 PM
Know your I/O profile before deploying Flash
Dennis is correct.  IT managers need to test the various flash storage vendors in their labs before deploying into production data center.  Not all application workloads demand the performance (and expense ) of flash.  The key is having the data to know which workloads need flash, which are fine on a hybrid, and which are ideal for traditional spinning disks.  Also, each flash storage vendor uses different types of flash devices, different controllers, different software stacks, and different deduplication and compression implementations.  This can lead to huge (2X to 5X) variations in performance.  Products like Load Dynamix are specifically designed for storage engineers to provide this vendor-independent data, empowering them to make intelligent decisions on flash/hybrid deployments.


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