Understanding the latest developments in storage technology is crucial when planning a virtual server storage architecture, and choosing the wrong storage architecture can dramatically impair your ability to provide application resources and recoverability. This best practices guide will show you how to lay the foundation for an efficient, easy-to-manage storage environment.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Get this 36-page technical report and learn how to deploy 1,000 virtual desktops using VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5, Cisco UCS, and a single 3U Nimble Storage array. This validated solution provides efficient infrastructure, adaptive performance, rapid provisioning, linear scalability, and dramatically simplified management.
Learn how IBM’s change data capture technology can be used in conjunction with IBM’s performance management solutions from Cognos to provide access to the trusted information that systems and employees need to make informed decisions at the speed of business.
With flash based systems now commonly in the TBs of capacity and rapidly becoming more affordable, it may be time to look at using solid state storage with high bandwidth applications. Read this white paper to find out more.
Most companies have only put limited effort toward the system architecture that surrounds the flash memory modules. In this white paper, Storage Switzerland focuses on the importance of architecture design in solid state storage systems.
In this part II of Enhancing Server And Desktop Virtualization With SSD, Storage Switzerland focuses on the next challenge of integrating SSD into a virtual server or desktop infrastructure and effectively using the technology in this environment.
In this final piece on server virtualization and SSD, Storage Switzerland discusses the power of performance, specifically, the dramatic impact that latent-free storage can make on the virtual environment. Read on to find out more!
"Virtualization introduces new challenges for managing your data center. Applications now compete for shared resources such as storage, CPU cycles and memory, often causing performance bottlenecks and unhappy customers. This paper details 20 metrics that indicate when capacity issues are occurring and recommends a corresponding tool that will analyze the data and resolve your VM performance issues.
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A powerful signal integrity analysis tool must be flexibility, easy to use and integrated into an existing EDA framework and design flow. In addition, it is important for the tool to be accurate enough. This report reviews a validation study for the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx 8.0 PI tool to establish confidence in using it for power integrity analysis.
For advanced signaling over high-loss channels, designs today are using equalization and several new measurement methods to evaluate the performance of the link. Both simulation and measurement tools support equalization and the new measurement methods, but correlation of results throughout the design flow is unclear. In this paper a high performance equalizing serial data link is measured and the performance is compared to that predicted by simulation. Then, the differences between simulation and measurements are discussed as well as methods to correlate the two.
Virtualization means applications now compete for resources such as storage, CPU cycles and memory, often leading to bottlenecks and unhappy customers. Find out how you can improve your VM performance.
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Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 02, 2014
NoSQL databases are now commonly used to provide a scalable system to store, retrieve and analyze large amounts of data. Most NoSQL databases are designed to automatically partition data and workloads across multiple servers to enable easier, more cost-effective expansion of data stores than the single server/scale up approach of traditional relational databases. Public cloud infrastructure should provide an effective host platform for NoSQL databases given its horizontal scalability, on-demand capacity, configuration flexibility and metered billing; however, the performance of virtualized public cloud services can suffer relative to bare-metal offerings in I/O intensive use cases. Benchmark tests comparing latency and throughput of operating a high-performance in-memory (flash-optimized), key value store NoSQL database on popular virtualized public cloud services and an automated bare-metal platform show performance advantages of bare-metal over virtualized public cloud, further quant
Born from new advances in data processing from IBM Research, IBM® DB2® with BLU Acceleration is a leap forward in database technology that raises the bar for performance and value. BLU Acceleration uses patented technologies to deliver a unique combination of performance, ease of use and cost-efficiency—with 8 to 25 times faster reporting and analytics1 and cases of more than 1,000 times faster answers to queries.2 BLU Acceleration also complements in-memory Dynamic Cubes in IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence with 24 times faster query performance.
Sponsored by: NEC and Intel® Xeon® processor
Servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family in a four-CPU configuration can deliver up to twice the processing performance, three times the memory capacity, and four times the I/O bandwidth of previous models. Together with their excellent transaction processing performance, these servers provide a high level of availability essential to enterprise systems via advanced RAS functions that guarantee the integrity of important data while also reducing costs and the frequency of server downtime.
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Apacer, a global leader in memory modules, announced the introduction of SSD+ Optimizer, the world’s first Solid State Drive (SSD) optimization solution with HyperFast technology from performance and reliability innovator Diskeeper Corporation®.
Virtualization does have its dangers, as it incurs greater stress on physical resources. While under utilization of CPU may be a driving factor to virtualize servers, other hardware resources may become overtaxed. Given that a host system has limited ability (depends on application) to page memory used by the guest systems, the most recognized bottleneck to address is physical memory (RAM). Options to programmatically alleviate memory bottlenecks incur performance issues when the disk is re-introduced. Another major component and perhaps less acknowledged is the disk subsystem. In many cases, depending the purpose and application of the guest/virtual systems, the disk bottleneck will be the most significant barrier to performance. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
Capability breeds dependence. The more you can do, the more is asked of you. The more time you save, the more time you spend seeking out ways to save more time or money. If less really is more, how do you do more with less? Effective system monitoring could help you break free of the system shackles and use your System i (iSeries) network to save time and money.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 20, 2011
In this session, attendees will explore the new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 performance. John Shakshober (Shak) will share the scalability optimizations for larger SMP systems, > 1TB of memory, new transparent hugepage support, multi-q network performance of 10Gbit and Infiniband, and KVM enhancements that went into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Shak will also share benchmark data from industry standard workloads using common applications such as database servers, Java engines, and various financial applications on the latest Intel and AMD x86_64 hardware.
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