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Late Night Infomercials and the Data Center

Today’s storage administrators are looking for the best performance for the lowest cost to satisfy their enterprise data requirements. Performance is often improved by adding more solid state drives, but these come at a cost premium. For enterprises looking to save money and resources while meeting performance requirements- data reduction is a key component in […]

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

Greg Schulz
Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO MatrixWekaIO is a scale out software defined storage startup vendor whose solution is Matrix. This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. In this report, we look at WekaIO Matrix, an elastic, flexible, highly […]

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other

Greg Schulz
Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study sponsored by including the startup that Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) will replace flash storage. Granted, many IT customers as well as vendors […]

Google Cloud: Announcing price cuts on Local SSDs for on-demand and preemptible instances

Google Cloud
Starting today, you’ll pay up to 63% less for Local solid-state disks (SSDs) attached to on-demand Google Compute Engine virtual machines. That’s $0.080 per GB per month in most US regions. We’re also introducing even lower prices for Local SSDs used with Preemptible VM instances: up to 71% cheaper than before. That’s $0.064 per GB […]

A Look Inside Webster’s Lab – August 2017

Carl Webster
Every now and then, people ask me about the lab environment.  This article will give you an update on what is in my lab since the December 2016 article. I believe everyone should have a lab even if it consists of free virtualization software running on a laptop with minimal RAM.  Even a simple lab […]

‘Microsoft Encryption of Data-at-Rest’ White Paper

There are essentially 3 types of encryption you want to think about when working with a cloud service provider: Encryption in Flight (network encryption) Encryption in processing (application data encryption) Encryption at rest is about protecting data on disk. You need to make sure that an attacker who might to acquire a hard drive (spinning […]

Dell EMC Unity 4.2 Release

Dell EMC™ has just released a new Dell EMC Unity All-Flash portfolio: the 350F, 450F, 550F, and 650F. These new all-flash arrays are based on the latest Intel® Broadwell chip. Additionally, they are loaded up with twice the memory and up to 40 percent more processor cores than previous Dell EMC Unity models. What does […]

VMware: Whirlpool Corporation Engineers Are More Productive with All Flash Storage

Whirlpool turned to VMware vSAN and all flash storage to speedup operations as well as simplify, and reduce the footprint of their data center. vSAN helped support their product development, ranging from designing an appliance to screwing the bolts on the assembly line This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

Microsoft Azure App Service Premium v2 in Public Preview

Azure App Service is announcing the Public Preview of the Premium V2 tier! App Service is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offer that allows you to quickly build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web, mobile, and API apps running on any platform. Apps running on App Service can meet rigorous performance, scalability, security, and compliance requirements while leveraging […]

Persistent Memory: The Key Driver Behind IT Agilit…

HP Enterprise
Database storage bottlenecks have hampered business users in getting faster access to their data. HPE Scalable Persistent Memory eliminates storage bottlenecks by running at memory speeds with the persistence of storage. Business users are getting frustrated by delays in getting data from their business applications caused by database bottlenecks. When they can’t get the information […]

SoftNAS Breaks Through Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers By Delivering Enterprise Grade Block Storage Performance at Object Storage Prices

With Up to 400% Read/Write Speed Improvements, SoftNAS Cloud NAS Provides Customers Best Price/ Performance For Moving Business Data to the Cloud SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced the newest release of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS with up to 400 percent faster cloud object storage performance. Now customers can replace expensive, aging hardware-based storage and […]

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in Second Quarter of 2017

Global PC Shipments Decrease for 11th Straight Quarter Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The PC industry is in the midst of a 5 year slump, and this is the 11th […]

Data Services or Predictable Performance? – You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

With All-Flash storage systems the expectation of predictable performance is a given.  So, if predictable performance is a given then what sets one All-Flash array apart from others? The answer is DATA SERVICES! Data services are what make today’s All-Flash storage intelligent and add the unique capabilities required for the new cloud era. So what […]

Top 20 VMware VSAN articles for June 2017

The following are a list of the top 20 VMware VSAN articles for June 2017. Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vSphere 5.5 vSAN requirements FAQ: Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and vSAN Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client VMware […]

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