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  • tiered storage

    Tiered data storage moves data to various types of storage media -- based on performance requirements, protection level and frequency of use -- to reduce storage costs. Continue Reading

  • How do you integrate a healthcare VDI environment with flash storage?

    Healthcare VDI environments can work well with flash storage. Expert Brien Posey looks at issues to consider, such as whether to choose an all-flash array or flash storage tier. Continue Reading

  • Server-side caching defined and clarified

    Server-side caching, or flash storage installed in the server itself, is deployed to accelerate application performance. Placing the flash as close to the application as possible reduces latency and improves performance.

    Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of development in this area, and today, there are a number of ways that you can insert flash storage into a server. For example, you can use SATA form factor SSDs that install in place of traditional hard disk drives. Or you can use flash storage that connects directly to the PCIe bus. An emerging option is to attach flash storage directly to the server's memory channel via dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots. Each, of course, comes with strengths and weaknesses.

    There are also a variety of standards emerging for server-side caching that are important to understand when selecting a product.

    This Drill Down on server-side flash will compare and contrast the variety of ways that you can deploy the technology today to help readers better understand the pros and cons to each approach. It will also explain when server-side caching is a better (or worse) alternative to an all-flash or hybrid-flash storage array. There's so much going on in this space today that it can be hard to stay on top of it all. This Drill Down will help.

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  • A big data, IoT project brings unique storage demands

    With the proliferation of IoT and big data, the amount of data in the enterprise increases every day. Find out how to meet storage demands for these new IT initiatives. Continue Reading

  • Tape archive remains the recording medium of choice

    Tape archiving offers low-cost, long-term data protection in a variety of industries, keeping it atop the list of data center backup technologies. Continue Reading

  • Healthcare data storage options multiply along with data

    Contributor Nicole Lewis opens up this handbook by speaking to a health IT adviser who shares his insight into why federal regulations and a mix of customers make it so that there isn't a one-size-fits-all healthcare data storage procedure for hospitals. Lewis also relays the experience one health IT professional had in moving some of a health system's storage into the cloud.

    Next, contributor Brien Posey breaks down why virtual applications are sometimes separated from virtual desktops and the effect this has on storage. A tiered storage approach will prevent healthcare organizations from hosting all of their virtual applications on a single device and can help them save money and improve healthcare data storage performance.

    Lastly, Posey looks at how storage and security now have a close association because of the number of mobile devices in healthcare facilities. He specifies how hospitals and other healthcare organizations can secure the data they keep and protect it from leaking, so as to avoid violating regulations such as HIPAA.

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