A Tale of Two Series: The NetApp E-SeriesRead

  October 23, 2015 The NetApp E-Series and EF-Series storage solutions are two tremendously versatile collections of storage arrays. From the E2700 to the E5500 and E5600 in the E-Series to the EF550 and EF560 in the EF-Series, NetApp has deployed these arrays with great success in a wide range of situations. In large part, […]

Software Defined Storage – A Game Changing InnovationRead

  March 11, 2015 Software Defined Datacenters or (SDDC) have been the major architectural milestone for the data center virtualization industry. Compute resources have been effectively virtualized to be mobile and flexible, however, storage and networking still exist as less pliable programmatic, granular, and modular design components in virtualization. In his post, “VMware’s Strategy for […]

Why Nimble Storage Has Been So Disruptive In The Storage IndustryRead

  November 19, 2014 As you may or may not know, storage has historically been a pain point for most organizations in terms of exploding data growth, data protection needs (disaster recovery), increasingly demanding virtualized applications (want access to read/write very quickly), and the fact that storage technologies have been complex/difficult to manage. Furthermore, the […]

Storage I/O Misalignment – The Silent Performance KillerRead

  February 8, 2013 Much like the medical industry refers to  high blood pressure or diabetes as a “silent killer,” storage I/O misalignment can slowly degrade the health and performance of your storage array over time.  I/O misalignment can degrade your applications & databases performance by as much as 30% or more, depending on how […]

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