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Vol. 11 Num. 7 September 2012

Surveying emerging SSD offerings

The fast developing solid-state storage market offers a variety of implementation choices. By carefully assessing your needs, you’ll be able to make the right product selection. It's been a challenge to adapt traditional shared storage architectures to solid-state drive (SSD) performance, opening the door for an array of startups that bring diverse implementations of solid-state storage to the market. These implementations range from full solid-state storage systems to server-based solid-state caching devices to hybrid arrays that pair a modest amount of solid-state with traditional spinning disks. With so many options, evaluating the alternatives can be difficult, but approaching the task from a use-case perspective can help. Addressing extreme performance demands Solid-state technologies are more frequently being considered as alternatives for applications with extreme performance demands. The most demanding apps are often data analytics, digital imaging, financial transactions, transactional messaging data, and similar ...

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Features in this issue

  • Update: Virtual server backup

    by  George Crump

    Virtual machine (VM) backup is more sophisticated now, but finding the perfect VM app for your environment means weighing the importance of many new capabilities.

  • IBM emerges at top of strong midrange array field

    by  Rich Castagna

    With nip-and-tuck battles in nearly every rating category, IBM prevails on the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards users’ service and reliability ratings.

  • Cloud storage for mobile devices

    by  Phil Goodwin, Contributor

    Workers are more mobile than ever and taking data along on a variety of devices that require new methods of delivering, protecting and backing up corporate data.

Columns in this issue

  • Oh yeah? Try doing that without storage

    by  Rich Castagna

    A lot of people think storage doesn’t figure into corporate strategies, but it’s the key to success for initiatives ranging from “big data” to desktop virtualization.

  • Tears of storage

    by  Jon Toigo

    It’s almost taken for granted that “new” storage tiering regimens require tier-zero SSDs, but does that add up to a better way to tier storage or a better way to sell more storage?

  • Is CDMI ready for prime time?

    by  Terri McClure

    What is the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and what does it have to do with data storage? ESG senior analyst Terri McClure delves into the technology.

  • Surveying emerging SSD offerings

    by  Jeff Boles

    The fast developing solid-state storage market offers a variety of implementation choices. By carefully assessing your needs, you’ll be able to make the right product selection.

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