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Whiptail Invicta, Not Your Grandfather’s SSD

Invicta is a scale-out, fully SSD array that yields exceptionally high speeds for high storage IO environments.

  • Premiered: 05/08/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Invicta WhipTail SSD NAND Flash Accela
Profiles/Reports

Kaminario K2: The Truly Enterprise-Ready SSD Storage Array (TVS)

Just a couple of years ago, as solid-state storage technologies began finding significant mainstream adoption, Taneja Group began closely following a vendor whose architectural roadmap seemed to destine them to be the pre-eminent architectural leader for scale-out, high performance, enterprise-ready, cost-effective solid-state arrays.

That vendor was Kaminario, who first entered the market with a highly resilient, scale-out architecture that promised extreme performance with more linear scalability as well as superior availability / serviceability versus other offerings we then saw on the market.

In the past couple of years, Kaminario has continued advancing their technology in both performance and features, systematically adding the mainstream features that the enterprise demands – and are that are too often missing on high performance storage systems: features like snapshots, utilization reporting, resiliency that tolerates full node failures, and more.

In turn, Kaminario recently drew the attention of Taneja Group Labs. Scale-out and enterprise-class storage management features are not easy to architect (especially not together), and we wanted to know whether Kaminario could deliver enterprise-class wrappings with all of their historic scale-out capabilities.

Publish date: 05/06/13
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MRAM technology likely choice as post-flash solid-state storage

NAND flash-based storage could be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology. Find out why MRAM's density, cost and form factor could make flash obsolete.

  • Premiered: 05/09/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA MRAM TBA solid state TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA NVRAM TBA SRAM TBA NAND TBA RAM TBA DRAM TBA ST-MRAM TBA FRAM TBA PRAM TBA Big Data TBA Virtualization TBA scale-out
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Marvell controller can push TLC flash closer to data center

Marvell Semiconductor is manufacturing a new SATA-based solid state drive controller designed to improve error detection in triple-level cell nonvolatile NAND flash memory (TLC) -- a feature it said could spur SSD makers to develop TLC-based enterprise drives for deep archives.

  • Premiered: 06/23/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Marvell TBA SATA TBA NAND TBA SSD TBA Copan FalconStor TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Enterprise Storage
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Commodity storage has its place, but an all-flash architecture thrills

Every day we hear of budget-savvy IT folks attempting to leverage commodity servers and disks by layering on software-implemented storage services. But at the same time, and at some of the same datacenters, highly optimized flash-fueled acceleration technologies are racing in with competitive performance and compelling price comparisons.

  • Premiered: 09/05/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA EMC TBA VNX TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA object storage TBA XtremeIO TBA Pure Storage TBA Kaminario TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA Violin Memory TBA Avalanche Technology TBA NAND TBA MRAM TBA Internet of Things
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Figuring out the real price of flash technology

Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.

  • Premiered: 11/04/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA TCO TBA latency TBA bandwith TBA Protection TBA Data protection TBA Load DynamiX TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA NAND TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA StoreServ TBA IBM TBA IBM FlashSystem TBA FlashSystem TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Tegile
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Kaminario K2 array uses 3D TLC NAND flash

Kaminario unveils 5.5 version of its K2 all-flash array with 3D TLC NAND flash, claims of sub-$1 per GB pricing and support for asynchronous replication.

  • Premiered: 08/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Kaminario TBA K2 TBA NAND TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA replication TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Compression TBA Deduplication TBA Inline TBA inline deduplication TBA Data reduction TBA Samsung TBA Database TBA Data Center TBA DRAM TBA SVC TBA Dell TBA Pure Storage TBA controller TBA SATA TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Availability TBA Jeff Kato
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Memristor technology brings about an analog revolution

Are we ready for memristor-based artificially intelligent infrastructure in the enterprise data center?

  • Premiered: 09/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Memristor TBA Data Center TBA Machine Learning TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA data stream TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA Compute TBA convergence TBA data processing TBA CPU TBA NAND TBA NVRAM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA HP TBA Knowm TBA Neural Processing Unit
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HPE gives 3PAR 3D NAND, Oracle acceleration, XIV migration

HPE joined the 3D NAND bandwagon for 3PAR StoreServ flash arrays, added flash acceleration for Oracle databases with EMC VMAX and added a new StoreOnce lineup.

  • Premiered: 11/17/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA HPE TBA NAND TBA Oracle TBA EMC TBA VMAX TBA EMC VMAX TBA StoreOnce TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA Storage TBA IBM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Acceleration TBA Performance TBA Database Performance TBA HDS TBA Hitachi TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA Backup TBA Capacity TBA Deduplication TBA flat backup TBA Microsoft TBA SQL
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High Capacity SSDs are Driving the Shift to the All Flash Data Center

All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have had an impressive run of growth. From less than 5% of total array revenue in 2011, they’re expected to approach 50% of total revenue by the end of 2016, roughly a 60% CAGR. This isn’t surprising, really. Even though they’ve historically cost more on a $$/GB level (the gap is rapidly narrowing), they offer large advantages over hybrid and HDD-based arrays in every other area.

The most obvious advantage that SSDs have over HDDs is in performance. With no moving parts to slow them down, they can be over a thousand times faster than HDDs by some measures. Using them to eliminate storage bottlenecks, CIOs can squeeze more utility out of their servers. The high performance of SSD’s has allowed storage vendors to implement storage capacity optimization techniques such as thin deduplication within AFAs. Breathtaking performance combined with affordable capacity optimization has been the major driving force behind AFA market gains to date.

While people are generally aware that SSDs outperform HDDs by a large margin, they usually have less visibility into the other advantages that they bring to the table. SSDs are also superior to HDDs in the areas of reliability (and thus warranty), power consumption, cooling requirements and physical footprint. As we’ll see, these TCO advantages allow users to run at significantly lower OPEX levels when switching to AFAs from traditional, HDD-based arrays.

When looking at the total cost envelope, factoring in their superior performance, AFAs are already the intelligent purchase decision, particularly for Tier 1 mission critical workloads. Now, a new generation of high capacity SSDs is coming and it’s poised to accelerate the AFA takeover. We believe the Flash revolution in storage that started in 2011will outpace even the most optimistic forecast in 2016 easily eclipsing the 50% of total revenue predicted for external arrays. Let’s take a look at how and why.

Publish date: 06/10/16
Profiles/Reports

HPE 3PAR Enables Highly Resilient All-Flash Data Centers: Latest Release Solidifies AFA Leadership

If you are an existing customer of HPE 3PAR, this latest release of 3PAR capabilities will leave you smiling. If you are looking for an All Flash Array (AFA) to transform your data center, now might be the time to take a closer at HPE 3PAR. Since AFAs first emerged on the scene at the turn of this decade, the products have gone through various waves of innovation to achieve the market acceptance it has today. In the first wave, it was all about raw performance for niche applications. In the second wave, it was about making flash more cost effective versus traditional disk-based arrays to broaden economic appeal. Now in the final wave, it is about giving these arrays all the enterprise features and ecosystem support to completely replace all legacy Tier 0/1 arrays still in production today. 

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is one of the leading AFAs on the market today. HPE 3PAR uses a modern architectural design that includes multi-controller scalability, a highly-virtualized data layer with three levels of abstraction, system-wide striping, a highly-specialized ASIC and numerous flash innovations. HPE 3PAR engineers pioneered this very efficient architecture well before flash technology became mainstream and proved that this architecture approach has been timeless by demonstrating a seamless transition to support all-flash technology. During this same time, other vendors ran into architectural controller-bound bottlenecks for flash, making them reinvent existing products or completely start from scratch with new architectures. 

HPE’s 3PAR timeless architecture has meant that features introduced years before are still relevant today and features introduced today are available to current 3PAR customers that purchased arrays previously. This continuous innovation of features available to old and new customers alike provides the ultimate in investment protection unmatched by most vendors in the industry today. In this Technology Brief, Taneja Group will explore some of the latest developments from HPE that build upon the rich feature set that already exists in the 3PAR architecture. These new features and simplicity enhancements will show that HPE continues to put customer’s investment protection first and continues to expand its capabilities around enterprise-grade business continuity and resilience. The combination of economic value of HPE 3PAR AFAs with years of proven mission critical features promises to accelerate the final wave of the much-anticipated All-Flash Data Center for Tier 0/1 workloads.

Publish date: 02/17/17
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The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory

Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest—and potentially most game-changing—technology disruptors to traditional storage architectures since flash: NVMe over fabric and Storage Class Memory. 

It was just five years ago that Flash technology transformed the traditional storage market forever. Modern flash-first arrays are now the new normal for traditional storage. Will a new shared storage access protocol called NVM express over Fabric (NVMe-oF) combined with the advent of storage class memory (SCM) be equally disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the past? 

Vendors are now announcing new products and future architectures to enable them to support these new technologies. With the help of a lively panel of experts from HPE, Pivot3, and Mellanox, we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approaches to leveraging Storage Class Memory and NVMe-oF can radically improve storage products and solutions.

  • Premiered: 10/17/17
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Kato Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NVMe Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SSD Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NAND Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NVMe Flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NVME-oF Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HPE Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Pivot3 Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mellanox