NVM Express was designed from the ground up for solid state drives to deliver high bandwidth and low latency through the PCIe interface with a new streamlined protocol, efficient performance, with industry standard software, drivers, and management. NVM Express is now THE standard for PCIe solid state drives, and it is now making its way into desktop, laptops, and mobile computing. In this webcast, you will learn how NVM Express is removing storage bottlenecks in client computing by driving the transition from the SATA interface and unleashing the full potential for flash storage.Read more >
DataON and Intel maximize the performance of Windows Server 2016 thanks to Intel’s NVMe SSD and DataON’s Hyper-Converged Cluster Appliance platform. NVMe SSD based storage offers 3X read and 1.5X write performance when compared to traditional SSDs, making it an innovative choice for those looking to push the bounds of their data centers. Intel’s latest enterprise NVMe SSD offering empowers high IO performance for EVGA’s IOP intensive enterprise applications demanding in-memory applications, such as virtualization using Hyper-V*, Microsoft Hekaton* for analytics, Microsoft SQL*, large Exchange* installations, and other I/O intensive applications.Read more >
In March 2012, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) deployed the Gordon supercomputer, which was specifically designed for data-intensive workloads. The most notable feature of Gordon was the inclusion of 300 TB of flash SSD storage. In this talk, we will briefly introduce the Gordon architecture and then describe how a variety of applications made use of the SSDs. We conclude with lessons learned from our experiences with Gordon and how they influenced the design of Comet, SDSC’s most recent HPC system.Read more >
One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.Read more >
Adoption rates for solid state storage are low. Flash and Solid State Drive (SSD) technology might be ultra-fast but it lacks a comprehensive toolset for data management and optimization.
So join Ian Wood as he shows you how you can narrow the I/O performance gap, manage storage better and make the most of Flash, SSD and your storage infrastructure.
Is SSD the next best thing after sliced bread?
Discover how to deploy and design for the usage of SSD, to be able to make optimal usage of flash in your environment.
The SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative is partnering with SATA-IO and NVM Express to present a panel of experts from Objective Analysis, Micron, TE Connectivity, Intel, Calypso, and Coughlin Associates to give you the latest information on M.2, the new SSD card form factor. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of the M.2 market, M.2 cards and connection schemes, NVM Express, and M.2 performance; you’ll also be able to ask questions of the experts.Read more >
While the compute segments are embracing NVMe as the interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, NVMe/PCIe is not generally thought of as a platform for mobile storage solutions; i.e., handsets. This talk will explore and discuss what features are needed, and in some cases already there, to make NVMe/PCIe a compelling storage solution for mobile handsets, and small, thin computing devices, in general. Who should attend: engineering and marketing people interested in learning about how NVMe/PCIe is suitable for mobile storage solutions.Read more >
Does Server Side Caching and Shared SSD Arrays need to be an either or proposition? No! The two technologies can compliment each other. Whether you are adding flash to your current storage system or buying a new flash optimized array, server side caching can help you extract more value from that investment.
In this webinar you will learn how to:
1. Extend the life of current storage!
2. Make New Storage Investments Even Faster!
3. Make Write Caching Safer!
Gain an understanding of what is driving the transition from CapEx storage to OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service. Learn from the experts why there are significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) advantages when transitioning from purchasing storage to pay-as-you-go. Also, learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when launching your new infrastructure.
- A comparison of HDD vs SSD and why/how to make the switch from HDD to SSD
- Market data showing the shift from CapEx to OpEx
- Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) architectures
- Cloud/Hybrid/On-Premise deployment options
- TCO Analysis
- Best-Practices for Deployment
This is the year of Fast, Big Data. Unprecedented volumes of structured and unstructured data are being generated at high velocity via sensors, RFID chips, and Web / social / mobile interactions. Today’s new generation of high value consumer-facing applications lies in real-time responses based on what users are doing now. Increasingly, the developers of these applications are turning to a combination of SSD storage and NoSQL databases to deliver highly relevant, high-value data and actionable insights in milliseconds. Aerospike CTO and co-founder, Brian Bulkowski, will examine this emerging generation of fast big data applications, the demands these apps place on databases and data storage, and recent architectural developments in NoSQL database and SSD storage technologies to address these demands.Read more >
Although most IT professionals first consider SSD's as a replacement for HDD's, more sophisticated users are finding that significant benefits can be gained by using SSD's to reduce system cost and power consumption, server needs, and even software licenses, resulting in tangible cost savings in the data center. This presentation will cover some real-life examples in which SSD's have provided these benefits in production environments.Read more >
VMware creates a storage performance challenge for almost any data center that has implemented virtualization. No matter the size of the environment, the fundamental issue is dealing with highly randomized storage I/O. The theoretical quick fix has been to embrace server-side caching, which sounds simple enough; buy the SSD, install caching software, reboot and watch your virtual environment fly. Server-side caching, however, introduces its own set of problems. Three of the biggest issues are how those solutions deal with VM migrations, how they respond to an SSD failure, and how administrators can avoid “cache sprawl”.
In this webinar George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Peter Smith Director of Product Management at Infinio will discuss server-side caching, its challenges, and how to overcome them.
Date: July 30, 2013
Time: 12:30pm eastern
Server side solid state storage is the storage performance equivalent to a surgical strike. It places storage performance right where the problem is, the server or host having to respond to workload or application demands. Over the last few years PCIe SSD has emerged as the performance solution but the state of server side SSD is changing. Drive form factor SSDs like IBM’s recently announced offering of SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD are out to prove that drive form factor SSDs can provide a superior alternative to PCIe based solutions.
In this webinar Storage Switzerland will explore the state of server side SSD and IBM will detail its SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD announcement.
All pre-registrants will get an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest report “Buying SSDs: What's More Important $ per GB Stored or $ per TB Written?”
This CloudPhysics webinar discusses how to accurately determine if SSD (solid state drives) will benefit your workloads and how to correctly size and place SSD in your datacenter to maximize performance with minimal cost. In this webinar, you will learn how to:
* Identify which VMs benefit from SSDs - and which will not
* Properly size SSD caches based on budget and performance requirements
* Determine if in-server, in-array SSDs, all-SSD arrays or tiered storage is right for you