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This article is part of the April 2014 Vol. 13 No. 2 issue of Flash storage technology decisions
Your applications might be begging for the addition of flash storage technology, but you'll have to decide where to put it, how much you'll need and how it should be used. Flash storage can seem like an easy answer to application performance problems, but deciding what type of flash product to buy, and where and how to deploy it, is a lot more complicated. Deciding what kind of solid-state storage to deploy, where it's deployed and the capacity required shouldn't be a process based on theoretical scenarios or data sheet statistics. It involves some analysis of the current environment to help define the problem you hope to remedy with flash storage. Essentially, you need to determine where the bottlenecks are, what the workloads involved look like, and what besides storage performance needs to be fixed or improved upon. You also have to take into account real-world constraints that can limit the possibilities or options one has to consider. Flash choices aren't always evident It would be great if there was a matrix that showed use cases on one axis, such as ... Access >>>
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How to evaluate and deploy flash storage technology
by Eric Slack
Your apps might be begging for flash storage performance, but you'll have to decide where to put it, how much you'll need and how it should be used.
Five top new Windows Server 2012 R2 features for storage management
by Brien Posey
The latest version of Microsoft's flagship server OS offers a bevy of new storage management features.
- How to evaluate and deploy flash storage technology by Eric Slack
How moving data to the cloud can replace all, or most, onsite storage
by Howard Marks
Cloud storage is cheaper, expands endlessly and needs little attention; but how much data can a company realistically park in the cloud?
Rise in cloud-based file sync-and-share services grabs IT's attention
by Rich Castagna
Does your company's IT department have the tools to support file sync-and-share services?
- How moving data to the cloud can replace all, or most, onsite storage by Howard Marks
The yin and yang of data storage technologies
by Rich Castagna
I feel like that little girl in "The Exorcist" whose head spins around; it's hard to keep an eye on where storage is headed these days.
All flash technology, no substance
by Jon William Toigo
Enthusiasm over flash technology has many being swept along in the inevitable wave of solid-state storage products coming to market.
Backup and archive continue to converge
by Jason Buffington
Backup and archive aren't the same thing (we're well past that notion), but they may still leverage the same technologies.
FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels
by Arun Taneja
Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps.
- The yin and yang of data storage technologies by Rich Castagna
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