3rd party guide to evaluating all-flash storage arrays. DCIG researched the features of more than 80 all-flash arrays for its Storage Array Body of Research. Recognizing that there are multiple market segments for these products, DCIG grouped the products into midmarket, small and midsize enterprise, and enterprise classifications.This guide includes the products that ranked Recommended, Excellent or Good among the enterprise grouping of arrays.
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The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
Pure Storage® Purity ActiveCluster is a fully symmetric active/active bidirectional replication solution that provides synchronous replication for RPO zero and automatic transparent failover for RTO zero. ActiveCluster spans multiple sites enabling clustered arrays and clustered hosts to be used to deploy flexible active/active datacenter configurations.
The all-flash array (AFA) market has undergone significant maturation over the past two years. A high percentage of customers have already committed to an "all flash for primary storage" strategy, and every customer interviewed for this study was among those. In 2017, AFAs will drive over 80% of all primary storage revenue. All of the established storage vendors have entered this space, and there are several start-ups with over $100 million in revenue. With this level of market maturation, multiple segments have developed within the primary flash array space. There are systems targeted for dedicated application deployment, there are systems specifically for web-scale applications, and there are systems intended for dense mixed workload consolidation. These latter systems are driving most of the AFA revenue, and they aspire to become the primary storage platforms of record for enterprises of all sizes. This study evaluates the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed ent
In the end, the Dell EMC VMAX 250F with Intel® Xeon® Processor All Flash storage array lived up to its promises better than the HPE 3PAR 8450 Storage array did.
We experience minimal impact to database performance when the VMAX 250F processed transactional and data mart loading at the same time. This is useful whether you're performing extensive backups or compiling large amounts of data from multiple sources.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
When your company’s work demands a new storage array, you have the opportunity to invest in a solution that can support demanding workloads simultaneously—such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and data mart loading.
At Principled Technologies, we compared Dell EMC™ PowerEdge™ R930 servers1 with the Intel® Xeon® Processor Dell EMC Unity 400F All Flash storage array to HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 servers with the HPE 3PAR 8400 array in three hands-on tests to determine how well each solution could serve a company during these database-intensive tasks.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Prevent unexpected downtime with reliable failover protection.
We interrupted access both local storage arrays - the Dell EMC database host seamlessly redirected all I/O to remote VMAX 250F with Intel® Xeon® Processor via SRDF/Metro with no interruption of service or downtime. The 3PAR solution crashed until the standby paths became active and we restarted the VM.
Not all flash storage architectures are created equal. Read this vendor comparison report and learn about the differences between solutions from NetApp® and Pure and how to find the best all-flash arrays to meet your business needs.
"Get performance rankings for all-flash storage arrays and a comparison of top vendors.
Read this report by an independent analyst and learn about:
• Top all-flash vendors and how they ranked in raw performance, best value, and performance consistency
• Recommendations for entry-level to enterprise-class storage solutions
• New storage software capabilities
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
As the volume of unstructured data created and used continues to increase rapidly, organizations are faced with challenges around data storage. In response, many new technologies — specifically objectbased storage, software-defined storage, all-flash arrays, and cloud-based storage services — are experiencing rapid adoption. Yet object-based storage has been limited by the need to rewrite existing file-based applications — a prospect that is costly and requires more manpower than is practical for many organizations.
Cloudian offers both an object storage platform and more recently an enterprise file services product. When deployed together, Cloudian's products are designed to consolidate file and object data into a single repository and can enable organizations to manage environments that span the cloud as well as on-premises.
Kim Komando, “America’s Digital Goddess,” is a leading radio host and web entrepreneur. Every month her video-taped three-hour weekly radio show adds 2.8 TB of video content to its extensive playback library. Switching from their current storage solution, a combination of NAS Arrays and Tape Drives, to Wasabi not only generated huge savings it was simpler and faster. Plus, since Cloudberry works seamlessly with Wasabi, the show also enjoys efficient and cost-effective remote data protection. In this Case Study read in detail how the ‘Kim Komando Show’ made the transition to next generation cloud storage.
Over time, hybrid cloud will increasingly become the mainstream deployment model for IT infrastructure. Flash storage brings with it many benefits necessary in hybrid cloud environments, and IDC already views it as a requirement for enterprise workloads that have any performance sensitivity. This IDC white paper discusses the state of enterprise storage with respect to the evolving cloud storage market, explains why flash storage is needed in these environments, and then discusses what Pure Storage, a leading all-flash array vendor, brings to the table in this area. The document concludes with a short service provider case study.
Cloud computing and all-flash storage are two of the most important innovations driving next-generation IT initiatives. While it may seem at first that these are parallel trends, in reality they are inextricably intertwined. Without the benefits of all-flash storage —driving new levels of performance, agility and management simplicity — enterprises would not be able to modernize their infrastructures to deliver cloud services. It is no coincidence that the largest hyperscale cloud providers rely on all-flash storage solutions as their storage foundation.
Pure Storage all-flash storage arrays provide enterprise customers with a safe, secure and smooth path to the all-flash cloud. You can take the journey in stages, starting small with a single application or two, and then adding more applications through consolidation and virtualization. You can also implement multiple stages at once.
Solid-state arrays (aka Flash Storage) are improving at a rapid pace, while costs are of Flash Arrays are declining. Gartner has analyzed 19 Solid-State Array products across five high-impact use cases to quantify what's important to infrastructure and operations leaders.
Solid state storage is increasingly deployed in all sizes of
datacenters, from the small and medium business to the
large enterprise. It comes in many forms including
hybrid arrays, direct attached drives, PCIe flash and
accelerators that fit somewhere in between servers and
storage. With the price of flash continuing to drop,
hybrid storage is becoming more compelling to the small
and medium business for critical computing applications
such as databases and day-to-day operational
Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market. Gain insights into the rapidly evolving market for solid-state arrays with the 2017 Gartner report. Discover vendor strengths and the criteria that must be met to be positioned in the leaders’ quadrant.
You’re looking at flash storage because you see it’s taking the storage world by storm. You’re interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business today, and for the future.
Cette avancée majeure est attribuable à l'un des principaux innovateurs du marché 100 % flash, Pure Storage. Pure Storage a fait évoluer son architecture afin d'inclure toutes ses fonctionnalités clés de pointe dans une baie d'entrée de gamme, permettant ainsi de démocratiser le stockage 100 % flash et de le rendre accessible à n'importe quelle entreprise. Ce nouveau produit a été baptisé Pure FlashArray//m10.
OTS' experiences with all-flash technology mirror what many customers have experienced over the past several years. Hesitatingly optimistic, OTS deployed its first AFA in a limited environment to prove the system out, and when it performed and/or exceeded the company's expectations, it quickly started moving more workloads to it over time.
Like OTS, many customers do not immediately retire their legacy storage, but in moving the more demanding workloads off of their existing environments, they provide better application performance both for those applications on the AFA and for those that stay on the legacy storage. And like OTS, the majority of AFA customers have in the past year in particular come to the conclusion that all-flash technology is the future of primary storage for performance, reliability, ease of management and expansion, and economic (as measured by total cost of ownership) reasons.
Der große Durchbruch wurde hierbei von einem der führenden innovativen Unternehmen auf dem All-Flash- Markt erreicht – Pure Storage. Pure Storage hat seine Architektur so skaliert, dass alle für Unternehmen wichtigen Funktionen in einem Einstiegs-Array verfügbar sind. Dies hat den All-Flash-Storage „demokratisiert“, weil All-Flash- Storage nun für nahezu jedes Unternehmen erschwinglich ist. Das neue Produkt heißt Pure FlashArray//m10.
The big breakthrough is coming from one of the leading innovators in the all-flash market, Pure Storage. Pure has scaled its architecture to make all of its key enterprise-class features available in an entry-level array that “democratizes” all-flash storage by making it affordable to just about any business. The new product is called the Pure FlashArray//m10.
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