• Best SSD Buying Guide

      Solid state drives (SSDs) play a central role in the enterprise. They are now available in multiple form factors, capacities, speeds, functions and price ranges. The early versions simply slotted into existing hard drive slots in storage arrays, servers and PCs. While this form factor remains popular for SAS and SATA drives, there are also smaller PCIe and M.2. form factors that can move the power of flash closer to the CPU. More recently, NVMe SSDs have been developed…

  • IBM FlashSystem 9100: Product Overview and Insight

    IBM FlashSystem 9100: Product Overview and Insight Bottom Line: IBM is recognized as a leader in flash due to its flash module design and Spectrum software defined storage. However, it cautioned users about a guarantee of only 5 x 9s availability, and the newness of certain features. Yet clearly, FlashSystem 9100 is a major competitor in the market. Potential users are encouraged to test it in their own environments. As its feature set matures, it could take business away from…

  • Industry Outlook: The Data Storage Crisis

    Industry Outlook: The Data Storage Crisis     Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook talks with Peter Godman about the explosion of data and how companies can manage it. Peter is cofounder and CTO of universal-scale file-storage company Qumulo, where he uses his expertise in distributed file systems and high-performance distributed systems to guide product development and management….

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