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Doug's IT Tech Tip: Extracting the True Value of SSDs in the Big Data Ecosystem

My last tech tip, Hadoop + SSDs Don’t Create Great Value—Yet, generated quite a few discussions, which social media experts tell me is a good thing–and I agree. I think it’s important that we have...

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Doug's IT Tech Tip: Hadoop + SSDs Don’t Create Great Value—Yet

In my last IT Tech Tip blog, I discussed how raw performance is no way to measure value—both in the car industry or the IT industry—and I began to discuss the much-buzzed-about Hadoop and its use...

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Doug's IT Tech Tip: Raw Performance Is NO Way to Measure Value

Everybody loves fast, right? Instant noodles, instant cocoa, microwave popcorn—yeah, the faster, the better! So why, then, do I drive a Toyota Yaris and not some “fire-breathing monster” of a...

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Doug's IT Tech Tip: How to Interview an SSD Vendor for Your VDI Deployments

I’m the first to admit it: In the enterprise SSD world, I’m an ”insider”—and in this case, that’s not a bad thing.

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PCIe SSD Installation Is Easy: Part 2

In my last post, we debunked the myth that installing PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs is hard. In fact, it’s about as easy as turning a screw and counting to four.

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PCIe SSD Installation Is Easy: Part 1

PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs are like a good cup of French Roast coffee with a nice, fresh bagel on a crisp winter’s morning…when the sun’s just coming up over the horizon… Good stuff.

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Not All SSDs Are Created Equal — Part 2: Keeping Data Safe With Reliable SSDs

In my last post, I talked about how we optimize solid state drive (SSD) performance by improving NAND Flash management. Today, let’s discuss how...

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Not All SSDs Are Created Equal: Optimizing Performance Through Flash Management

To get the most out of solid state storage, you must be privy to a little secret: not all solid state drives (SSDs) are created equal. Optimal SSD performance and reliability rely heavily on all of...

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Great Tasting and Less Filling?

Our new P400m Enterprise SSD delivers. Performance? Got it. Endurance? Yup, got it (up to 7PBs worth). Reliability? Sure. But all at a great price point for the mainstream Enterprise space?...

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PCIe high speed, low latency and easy service? Can you really have it all?

PCI Express performance in an Enterprise-class SSD and the serviceability of front of system hot swap as easy as SAS or SATA? Yup—with the Micron RealSSD P320h 2.5-inch SSD, you get both.

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Server Performance Transformed

The I/O bottleneck is one of the biggest limitations of network performance in the enterprise industry today. To alleviate this bottleneck for their servers, Dell looked to Micron’s SSDs as a way...

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Standards, Questions, and the Big Dialogue: Talking is Good for the Whole Industry
Doug Rollins
May 11, 2009

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