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Accelerating Persistent VDI with RAM and Replication

Atlantis Computing has won a bunch of awards for its ILIO Diskless VDI solution in which all the IO for stateless (i.e. transient/temporary) desktops are serviced completely out of de-duped server memory (RAM). This eliminates the IO bottleneck, increases density, lowers storage costs, and gives quite a performance boost. But until now it has left persistent VDI, estimated at 70% of the market, still struggling with IO bottlenecks and expensive storage solutions....

  • Premiered: 02/26/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Atlantis Computing VDI RAM
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Atlantis Computing handles virtual desktops' persistent data in RAM

Atlantis Computing this week launched a version of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software that speeds performance and reduces storage requirements for persistent virtual desktops.

  • Premiered: 03/01/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Atlantis TBA RAM TBA VDI TBA virtual desktops TBA Virtualization TBA Infrastructure TBA desktops TBA Performance TBA Mike Matchett
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VDI storage problem? Forget extra SAN -- use server RAM

Without some kind of storage optimization or a lot of expensive storage, VDI projects stall well before companies scale their environments.

  • Premiered: 03/20/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualDesktop
Topic(s): TBA VDI TBA RAM TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA SAN TBA IO TBA Flash TBA Atlantis Computing TBA Hybrid
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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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5 Tech Experts Share Their Caching Secrets

It matters where you put your cache. Caching - as in the use of DRAM or flash to accelerate IO - should live closest to the application making use of it.

  • Premiered: 09/24/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Techopedia
Topic(s): TBA Caching TBA RAM TBA DRAM TBA server
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Joins Qualcomm, IMEC, In MRAM Research Efforts

Globalfoundries today joined a collaborative research program run by European research institute IMEC on STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) technology.

  • Premiered: 05/21/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: CDRinfo
Topic(s): TBA Globalfoundries TBA RAM TBA MRAM TBA server TBA Storage TBA Flash
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Atlantis ILIO moves into hyper-converged storage

Atlantis Computing Inc. aims to move beyond optimizing virtual desktop infrastructure storage with its latest software, which uses inline memory to deliver the startup's version of software-defined storage.

  • Premiered: 02/28/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Atlantis Computing TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Infrastructure TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA ILIO TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA DAS TBA RAM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA VDI TBA Low latency TBA VSAN TBA VMWare TBA CloudStack TBA OpenStack TBA IBM TBA SmartCloud TBA BMC TBA Cloud Lifecycle Manager
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Turn to in-memory processing when performance matters

In-memory processing can improve data mining and analysis, and other dynamic data processing uses. When considering in-memory, however, look out for data protection, cost and bottlenecks.

  • Premiered: 05/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Memory TBA Storage TBA Performance TBA Database TBA RAM TBA CPU TBA Amazon Web Services TBA AWS TBA HP TBA Dell TBA Oracle TBA Hadoop TBA Microsoft TBA SQL Server TBA DRAM TBA MongoDB TBA Tokutek
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Data World Needs a Mature In-Memory Data Fabric

Much of what human beings experience as commonplace today - social networking, online gaming, mobile and wearable computing -- was impossible a decade ago. One thing is certain: we're going to see even more impressive advances in the next few years.

  • Premiered: 11/12/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA GridGain TBA RAM TBA In-Memory TBA Big Data TBA Saas TBA mobile computing TBA Apache
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Compressing Data for Performance: Pernix's Latest Release Squeezes Into RAM

As machines are available with ever more memory in them, we've been seeing that memory put to a lot of good uses lately. Today Pernix Data released FVP 2.5 which updates their big 2.0 release that brought memory into their server-side storage acceleration solution along with the use of flash. Imagine if you could pool server memory across the virtual cluster and use it for a very fast, and protected persistent storage tier. That's pretty much what Pernix FVP does with their Distributed Fault Tolerant Memory (DFTM) design.

  • Premiered: 02/25/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Pernix Data Decoupled Architecture Storage Acceleration RAM Flash
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AMI introduces StorTrends 3600i line of all-flash arrays

The StorTrends 3600i iSCSI SAN arrays feature a split architecture that writes to enterprise MLC SSDs while maintaining a read tier of consumer-grade MLC drives.

  • Premiered: 03/18/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3600i TBA SAN TBA Big Data TBA Flash TBA MLC TBA iSCSI TBA American Megatrends TBA RAM TBA Enlift Cache TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA VMware virtual desktop TBA VMWare TBA DR TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA iDATA TBA Jeff Kato
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Infinidat comes out of stealth with PB-scale InfiniBox, funding grab

Moshe Yanai's newest venture launches its InfiniBox hyperscale storage array and says it already has close to 100 customers.

  • Premiered: 04/29/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA InfiniBox TBA hyperscale TBA Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA NAS TBA OpenStack TBA Amazon TBA S3 TBA RAM TBA Dell TBA VMWare TBA vCenter TBA replication TBA remote replication TBA Snapshots TBA Thin Provisioning TBA analytics TBA application performance TBA Arun Taneja
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Knowm Inc. Unveils First Commercial Products in Support of the Thermodynamic RAM Technology Stack

Knowm Inc., a start-up pioneering next-generation advanced computing architectures and technology, today announced the commercial availability of the first products in support of the Thermodynamic RAM technology stack, also announced today.

  • Premiered: 07/07/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Knowm TBA RAM TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett
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Diablo Technologies launches new DDR4 Memory1 module

Diablo Technologies introduces the all-flash Memory1 DDR4 module, and claims lower-cost, higher-capacity flash can replace expensive DRAM.

  • Premiered: 08/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Diablo TBA Diablo Technologies TBA DRAM TBA flash memory TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Capacity TBA RAM TBA DIMM TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA In-Memory TBA Block Storage TBA SanDisk TBA Flash Memory Summit
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Enterprise Storage that Simply Runs and Runs: Infinidat Infinibox Delivers Incredible New Standard

Storage should be the most reliable thing in the data center, not the least. What data centers today need is enterprise storage that affordably delivers at least 7-9's of reliability, at scale. That's a goal of less than three seconds of anticipated unavailability per year - less than the reliability of most data centers.

Data availability is the key attribute enterprises need most to maximize their enterprise storage value, especially as data volumes grow into scales. Yet traditional enterprise storage solutions aren’t keeping pace with the growing need for greater than the oft-touted 5-9’s of storage reliability, instead deferring to layered on methods like additional replication copies, that can drive up latency and cost, or settling for cold tiering which zaps performance and reduces accessibility.

Within the array, as stored data volumes ramp up and disk capacities increase, RAID and related volume/LUN schemes begin to fall down due to longer and longer disk rebuild times that create large windows of vulnerability to unrecoverable data loss. Other vulnerabilities can arise from poor (or at best, default) array designs, software issues, and well-intentioned but often fatal human management and administration. Any new storage solution has to address all of these potential vulnerabilities.

In this report we will look at what we mean by 7-9’s exactly, and what’s really needed to provide 7-9’s of availability for storage. We’ll then examine how Infinidat in particular is delivering on that demanding requirement for those enterprises that require cost-effective enterprise storage at scale.

Publish date: 09/29/15
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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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Datrium DVX storage takes novel approach for VMware, flash

The Datrium DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines is generally available and drawing interest with its server-powered architecture, flash-boosted performance and low cost.

  • Premiered: 02/01/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Datrium TBA DVX TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA Flash TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA VM TBA Performance TBA flash performance TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA SAN TBA Virtual Machine TBA LUN TBA Hypervisor TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA RAM TBA SAS TBA Capacity TBA virtual desktop TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA VDI TBA vCenter TBA CPU TBA ESX TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA AFA
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Scale-out NAS design now rivals object storage

Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.

  • Premiered: 02/12/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA scale-out NAS TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA scalability TBA web-scale TBA web-scale storage TBA object storage TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA data-aware TBA Metadata TBA IOPS TBA Performance TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA software-defined TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA hyperscale
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Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers

At Taneja Group we are seeing a major trend within IT to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible.

  • Premiered: 05/05/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA SAP TBA VMWare TBA NSX TBA CPU TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA SimpliVity TBA Gridstore TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA TCO TBA ROBO TBA mobile TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA Hybrid TBA Big Data TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA Deduplication TBA scale-out TBA Infinio TBA Pernix TBA SanDisk
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The Best All-Flash Array for SAP HANA

These days the world operates in real-time all the time. Whether making airline reservations or getting the best deal from an online retailer, data is expected to be up to date with the best information at your fingertips. Businesses are expected to meet this requirement, whether they sell products or services. Having this real-time, actionable information can dictate whether a business survives or dies. In-memory databases have become popular in these environments. The world's 24X7 real-time demands cannot wait for legacy ERP and CRM application rewrites. Companies such as SAP devised ways to integrate disparate databases by building a single super-fast uber-database that could operate with legacy infrastructure while simultaneously creating a new environment where real-time analytics and applications can flourish. These capabilities enable businesses to succeed in the modern age, giving forward-thinking companies a real edge in innovation.

SAP HANA is an example of an application environment that uses in-memory database technology and allows the processing of massive amounts of real-time data in a short time. The in-memory computing engine allows HANA to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading it from a disk. At the heart of SAP HANA is a database that operates on both OLAP and OLTP database workloads simultaneously. SAP HANA can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Originally, on-premises HANA was available only as a dedicated appliance. Recently SAP has expanded support to best in class components through their SAP Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) program. In this solution profile, Taneja Group examined the storage requirements needed for HANA TDI environments and evaluated storage alternatives including the HPE 3PAR StoreServ All Flash. We will make a strong case as to why all-flash arrays like the HPE 3PAR version are a great fit for SAP HANA solutions.

Why discuss storage for an in-memory database? The reason is simple: RAM loses its mind when the power goes off. This volatility means that persistent shared storage is at the heart of the HANA architecture for scalability, disaster tolerance, and data protection. The performance attributes of your shared storage dictate how many nodes you can cluster into a SAP HANA environment which in turn affects your business outcomes. Greater scalability capability means more real-time information is processed. SAP HANA workload shared storage requirements are write intensive with low latency for small files and sequential throughput performance for large files. However, the overall storage capacity is not extreme which makes this workload an ideal fit for all-flash arrays that can meet performance requirements with the smallest quantity of SSDs. Typically you would need 10X the equivalent spinning media drives just to meet the performance requirements, which then leaves you with a massive amount of capacity that cannot be used for other purposes.

In this study, we examined five leading all-flash arrays including the HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 All Flash. We found that the unique architecture of the 3PAR array could meet HANA workload requirements with up to 73% fewer SSDs, 76% less power, and 60% less rack space than the alternative AFAs we evaluated. 

Publish date: 06/07/17