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Accelerating the SAN, with the Server

Just a few short months ago, a number of vendors in the market started introducing flash-based, in-the-server, storage acceleration technologies that we label Server-based Storage Accelerators (which I also refer to as “accelerators” in this article). Across the board, such devices were primarily PCIe form factor cards with on-board flash memory that plugged into a server motherboard slot. Through driver or other software inserted into the server OS’s software stack, the solution would intercept I/Os, cache data from SAN-attached disk onto a NAND-flash cache, and then redirect future I/O requests to that cache.

  • Premiered: 09/13/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: InfoStor.com
Topic(s): TBA SAN TBA Storage Acceleration TBA accelerators TBA Storage Accelerators TBA IO TBA Qlogic TBA Jeff Boles
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Bringing Server-based Storage to the SAN - Making Storage Acceleration Mainstream

Just a few short months ago, a number of vendors in the market started introducing flash-based, in-the-server, storage acceleration technologies that we label Server-based Storage Accelerators (which I also refer to as “accelerators” in this article). Across the board, such devices were primarily PCIe form factor cards with on-board flash memory that plugged into a server motherboard slot. Through driver or other software inserted into the server OS’s software stack, the solution would intercept I/Os, cache data from SAN-attached disk onto a NAND-flash cache, and then redirect future I/O requests to that cache. QLogic takes an approach that may make these accelerators the most disruptive performance technology yet. Why? Because this introduction is likely to make server-based storage accelerators more widely deployable than ever before, bringing the benefits of flash optimized I/O into the SAN. First let’s take a look at why these accelerators are a key performance technology to begin with.

Publish date: 09/18/12
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QLogic Fall SNW Demo – Showing the Power of Mt. Rainier in Virtual Server Environments

QLogic's Mt. Rainier, as demonstrated at recent industry events, is a Server based Storage Accelerator that allows multiple servers to share the same cache.

  • Premiered: 12/04/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Qlogic SSD Storage Acceleration
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QLogic FabricCache Solves Caching Issues in Virtualized and Clustered Environments

The FabricCache QLE10000 enables cache from individual servers to be shared transparently across multiple physical servers

  • Premiered: 03/21/13
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Qlogic FabricCache Storage Acceleration SAN Server Virtualization
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Has Flash in Server Peaked?

The flash storage market is booming, and one approach in particular-server-based flash-has led the pack in user adoption. In a market pioneered and largely developed by a single enterprising vendor, server side flash has achieved significant mindshare among IT practitioners in the space of a few short years. PCIe SSDs have become commonplace in servers, and are being used to accelerate a whole host of performance-sensitive applications, from databases to virtualization to cloud.

  • Premiered: 06/28/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: StorageNewsletter.com
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA scalability TBA Hybrid Array TBA Storage Acceleration
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Pernix Data FVP Now Cache Mashing RAM and Flash

Performance acceleration solutions tend to either replace key infrastructure or augment what you have. PernixData FVP for VMware clusters is firmly in the second camp, today with a new release making even better use of total cluster resources to provide IO performance acceleration to "any VM, on any host, with any shared storage".

  • Premiered: 04/23/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Pernix Flash Server Virtualization Storage Acceleration Data protection Storage
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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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Flash storage market remains a tsunami

The flash storage market is poised for rapid growth into enterprise data centers as costs drop and solid-state drive density and capacity expands.

  • Premiered: 10/02/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Enterprise TBA Data Center TBA enterprise data TBA solid state TBA Capacity TBA Storage Acceleration TBA Storage Acceleration and Performance TBA Performance TBA Storage Performance TBA all-flash TBA Hybrid TBA flash hybrid TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA HDD TBA QoS TBA OPEX TBA CAPEX
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Abstract: Taneja Group Multi-Client Study on Storage Acceleration and Performance Technologies

Storage performance technology – solid state or high-scale storage designed for high performance – has long been a tricky and fragmented market. While the market for flash-based storage has been growing steadily over the past few years, it still represents well under 10% of total installed capacity in the enterprise. A variety of storage acceleration solutions—based in the array, server and network—are now available, and yet many enterprise buyers are still poorly educated about these options and how best to address the performance needs of their business-critical apps.

Taneja Group’s latest multi-client sponsored research study addresses the relatively young and rapidly evolving market for storage acceleration and performance solutions in the enterprise. This study provides vendor sponsors with key insights into the current uptake and usage of storage acceleration and performance technologies, along with user-perceived value of key features and capabilities. The study findings will help vendors understand how to overcome sales and deployment barriers, improve and sharpen the positioning of their products/solutions, and determine where they should invest going forward, based on the technologies and use cases that will be most important to enterprise buyers over the next 2-3 years.

The 70-page research report features results from 694 completed online surveys, plus in-depth discussions with 9 selected enterprise participants. The study respondents – primarily senior IT and infrastructure managers – come from a broad range of enterprise-level organizations and industries, providing a highly representative sample of customers in the sweet spot for storage acceleration solutions.

The report begins with a description of the market landscape, which provides our perspectives on how the storage performance market has developed and where it is headed. This leads into an in-depth analysis and discussion of survey findings, including a profile of the respondents themselves. We then identify and explore several key customer populations that rose to the surface in our analysis. Understanding these different types of buyers and users is more important than ever, as we find that the market is quite fragmented, with a number of contrasting populations looking at performance from distinctly different perspectives. By studying these populations and what makes them tick, vendors will be able to assess and optimize product and marketing strategies for different classes of customers, while honing their competitive differentiation.

This Taneja Group research report was provided to our primary research sponsors in early September 2015, and is now generally available for purchase by other vendors. If you have an interest in learning more about the market and how you can make your acceleration offerings stand out, please contact Jeff Byrne (jeff.byrne@tanejagroup.com) or Mike Matchett (mike.matchett@tanejagroup.com) at Taneja Group to put the insights in this report to work for you.

Publish date: 10/01/15
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Storage acceleration and performance trouble IT admins

Though storage acceleration technologies are available, Taneja Group research shows that IT admins still struggle with performance.

  • Premiered: 12/04/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage Acceleration TBA Performance TBA Storage Acceleration and Performance TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA Acceleration TBA Virtualization TBA IOPS TBA Compression TBA Availability TBA Deduplication TBA replication TBA scale-out TBA scaling TBA scalability TBA Snapshots TBA Availability TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA Auto-Tiering