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Over the last few years years, a tidal wave of change has influenced enterprise SSDs and how we use them. And over the last year, the impact has felt the strongest—bringing some extremely important changes for enterprise SSDs. Take a look at my top four.

  • Publication Date: 01/12/2015
  • Author: Doug Rollins

Red Hat set me up with the beta version of Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.0, so I ran a performance test using our new high-performance NVMe drive, the Micron 9200 MAX (6.4TB).

  • Publication Date: 01/11/2018
  • Author: Ryan Meredith

The latest version of Ceph recently hit GA status with a ton of new features. Ceph 12.2, Luminous, is the long term stable release of Ceph and adds full GA support of BlueStore, checksum for data, improved tuning, and a lot more.

  • Publication Date: 11/08/2017
  • Author: Ryan Meredith

Good news! It’s about to get easier to maximize data center efficiency for much better total cost of ownership (TCO). The evolution of solid-state storage technologies has taken a sharp up-turn in enabling capacity, speed and simplicity. Especially for organizations with...

  • Publication Date: 10/12/2017
  • Author: Wendy Wheeler

Every year, software license costs consume more and more of your IT budget – but they don’t have to. Here’s how you can save tens of thousands of dollars by fully utilizing your CPU cores and using fewer licenses across your server deployment.

  • Publication Date: 10/03/2017
  • Author: Steve Hanna

We continue to see more and more companies moving away from traditional SANs to more scalable storage architectures that help them drive down costs. As a result of this transition, NVMe SSD adoption is growing faster than any other storage technology due to the high...

  • Publication Date: 09/22/2017
  • Author: Jason Echols

It’s always interesting in our crazy world of dynamic technology advances to see which latest innovation gets lots of hype, which actually transforms from a concept into a reality, and then which one emerges as a game changer impacting real computing and business needs. We’d...

  • Publication Date: 09/11/2017
  • Author: Ann Allyn

Data-intensive businesses that thrive in today’s environment move quickly, and data centers must move with them. To that end, technologies—such as 40-gigabit (and faster) Ethernet and multicore servers—are chasing latency out of the data center. One of the easiest targets for...

  • Publication Date: 07/13/2017
  • Author: Doug Rollins

Are you a storage infrastructure decision maker or someone who is driving an IT related business outcome dependent on critical storage solutions? If so, this recent report should be on your “must read” list. It’s authored by leading industry analyst firm IDC, and is titled...

  • Publication Date: 07/28/2017
  • Author: Ann Allyn

NVMe is breaking the storage bottleneck. You’ve likely heard the tales of its huge bandwidth and latency measured in microseconds instead of milliseconds. It’s close to your computing power and lightning-fast. You’ve heard about how it’s dramatically changing applications and...

  • Publication Date: 01/10/2017
  • Author: Dan Florence