Fast SSD Storage, Slow Networks
Can't afford a network upgrade? Boost performance by enhancing your existing infrastructure with one of these solutions.
Systems built with solid state disks (SSD) represent the cutting edge in performance and are the "go-to" option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. So these systems should be coupled with the absolute cutting edge in storage I/O performance, too, right? In some cases, they do need a high-performance network. But in many cases, the server--or the application running on that server--cannot take full advantage of a high-speed network, even if they can take advantage of SSD. While the options for high-speed networking are increasing and getting more affordable, it's still a considerable investment to upgrade a storage network infrastructure. Not only is there the cost of the physical components like switches, cards, and cabling, there's also the time required to reconnect each new server. Read full story on InformationWeek
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