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I/O performance in need of a fix

What you’ll learn in this tip: The computer industry has overcome a multitude of technological challenges in the past several years. Networking and memory speeds have increased, processors have gotten faster and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) has allowed for a massive increase in bandwidth. However none of these advances will remain beneficial if I/O performance doesn’t improve. Author Arun Taneja outlines the basics of I/O and explains why critical applications are stalled due to I/O performance issues. There are many supposed keys to this decades old issue -- while some turn to Flash, Flash memory or NAND flash memory chips, others look to solid-state and solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.

  • Premiered: 11/18/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA IO TBA TechTarget TBA Arun Taneja TBA IO performance
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Astute Networks' Flash VM Storage Appliance Eliminates Virtual Machine I/O Performance Barriers

Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage for virtual machines, today announced that its ViSX G4 Flash VM storage appliance has been featured in the Taneja Group report, "Accelerating I/O-Intensive Virtualized Applications." The Taneja Group profile outlines the I/O performance constraints faced in most virtual environments and how ViSX accelerates virtualized application performance, increases VM density, and dramatically increases the number of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) users.

  • Premiered: 09/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: VMblog.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA Flash TBA IO performance TBA VDI
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QLogic FabricCache: Cost Effective And Non-Disruptively Accelerating Customers' Key Virtualized...

Storage has long been the tail on the proverbial dog in virtualized environments. The random I/O streams generated by multiple consolidated VMs creates an “I/O blender” effect, which overwhelms traditional array-based architectures and compromises application performance. As many customers have learned the hard way, doing storage right in the virtual infrastructure required a fresh and innovative approach.

These sentiments were echoed in the findings of Taneja Group’s latest research study on storage acceleration and performance. More than half of the 280 buyers and practitioners we surveyed have an immediate need to accelerate one or more applications running in their virtual infrastructures. While three quarters of survey respondents are seriously considering deploying a storage acceleration solution, only a handful are willing to give up or compromise their existing storage capabilities in the process. Customers need better performance, but in most cases can neither afford nor stomach a wholesale upgrade or replacement of their storage infrastructure to achieve it.

Fortunately for performance-challenged, mid-sized and enterprise customers, there is a better alternative. QLogic’s FabricCache QLE10000 is a server-side, SAN caching solution, which is designed to accelerate multi-server virtualized and clustered applications. Based on QLogic’s innovative Mt. Rainier technology, the QLE10000is the industry’s first caching SAN adapter offering that enables the cache from individual servers to be pooled and shared across multiple physical servers. This breakthrough functionality is delivered in the form of a combined Fibre Channel and caching host bus adapter (HBA), which plugs into existing HBA slots and is transparent to hypervisors, operating systems, and applications. QLogic’s FabricCache QLE10000 adapter cost effectively boosts performance of critical applications, while enabling customers to preserve their existing storage investments.

Publish date: 09/16/13
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Startup InterModal Data targets Web-scale storage

Startup InterModal Data introduced its Web-scale storage software that runs on commodity hardware, and is designed to scale to thousands of storage and performance nodes.

  • Premiered: 12/08/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA InterModal Data TBA web-scale storage TBA web-scale TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA Distributed Storage TBA Capacity TBA IO performance TBA Amazon TBA Google TBA Facebook TBA all-flash TBA hybrid storage TBA RAM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA CPU TBA NFS TBA iSCSI TBA storage container TBA containers TBA Virtualization TBA mirror data TBA Mirroring TBA scale-out TBA Jeff Kato
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Enterprise SSDs: The Case for All-Flash Data Centers

Adding small amounts of flash as cache or dedicated storage is certainly a good way to accelerate a key application or two, but enterprises are increasingly adopting shared all-flash arrays to increase performance for every primary workload in the data center.

  • Premiered: 06/23/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA AFA TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA ROI TBA HDD TBA IOPS TBA IO performance TBA flash storage TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA HPE TBA NetApp TBA Capacity TBA simplicity TBA CAPEX TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA OPEX TBA resiliency TBA VDI TBA Dedupe TBA Deduplication TBA Pure Storage TBA Kaminario TBA HPE 3PAR TBA 3PAR
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Smarter storage starts with analytics

Storage smartens up to keep pace with data-intensive business applications embedding operational analytics capabilities.

  • Premiered: 04/03/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA storage analytics TBA analytics TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA In-Memory TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA hybrid cloud tiering TBA cloud tiering TBA Cloud TBA Performance TBA Security TBA Metadata TBA API TBA HPE TBA BMC TBA Saas TBA remote storage TBA NetApp TBA Cassandra TBA HBase TBA Spark TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA InfoSight TBA cluster TBA VM-aware