Posts Tagged ‘ Flash ’

Dell Fluid Cache for SAN

December 31, 2013
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Dell Fluid Cache for SAN

Back in mid-2011, Dell acquired RNA Networks, a small startup out of Portland, Oregon. At the time Dell purchased it, RNA had a product, MVX, that employed three different ways to pool memory across multiple servers in order to accelerate workloads. One was a way to pool memory as a storage cache in order to…

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Nasuni: Rethinking Every Aspect of Your Enterprise Storage

December 6, 2013
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Nasuni: Rethinking Every Aspect of Your Enterprise Storage

A few weeks ago I had a chance to speak at length with Andres Rodriguez, the incredibly passionate founder and CEO of Nasuni. Nasuni is a highly innovative storage company providing storage infrastructure backed by the cloud. I’ve been writing a lot about caching and flash in virtual infrastructures, and went into the conversation thinking…

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When and Where to Use NAND Flash SSD for Virtual Servers

August 30, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Keeping in mind that the best server and storage IO is the one that you do not have to do, then second best is that which has the least impact combined with best benefit to an application. This is where SSD, including DRAM- and NAND-flash-based solutions, comes into the conversation for storage performance optimization.

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Tintri OS 2.0 & ReplicateVM

May 20, 2013
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Tintri is now shipping version 2.0 of their array software, Tintri OS, which further automates administration of their arrays and adds ReplicateVM remote replication features. ReplicateVM is an incredibly flexible asynchronous, IP-based replication technology that operates per-VM, allowing each VM to have custom RPOs.

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A Look at the Nutanix NX-3000 Virtual Computing Platform

May 13, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

A look at how the Nutanix NX-3000 stacks up against other, more traditional data center converged infrastructures, what makes them special, and why everybody is trying to copy them in some way.

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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments: Part I Spinning up to speed on SSD

February 9, 2012
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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments: Part I Spinning up to speed on SSD

Solid-state devices (SSDs) are data storage memory (Figure 1) mediums that utilize semiconductor based memoires as opposed to magnetic media found in hard disk drives (HDDs) or magnetic tape. Semiconductor memories include ultra fast volatile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) commonly found as main memory (e.g. RAM) in servers along with and non-volatile memory (NVM)…

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