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ALSO CALLED: Hard Drives, HDD
DEFINITION: In a personal computer, a hard disk drive (HDD) is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC. Although the hard disk drive (often shortened to "hard drive") and the hard disk are not the same thing, they are packaged as a unit and so either term is sometimes used to refer to the whole unit.
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5 Critical Considerations for Enterprise Cloud Backup
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper for help in choosing the right cloud backup service. Listed are 5 key considerations to keep in mind when assessing providers.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Druva Software

Building a Business Case for Oracle Workload Consolidations on All-Flash Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper builds a business case for Oracle workload consolidations on all-flash storage.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

EMC & Arrow

How IT Can Be a Hero to the Disconnected Road Warrior
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of flash storage solutions that ensure your data is readily available and reliable even in the most challenging of mobile environments.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

eBook: Flash Ahead
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of keeping mission-critical systems functioning and how to do so.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Guide: VMware Virtual SAN Deployment Best Practices
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Hybrid Approach Rewrites the Rules for Backup Storage
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an innovative hybrid technology that is combining the speed of SSDs with the capacity and economy of HDDs to bring affordable high-performance backup storage within reach of your budget.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

IBM FlashSystem Enterprise Solution with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of flash storage and highlights a thoughtfully engineered, performance-centric, solution that combines high-speed flash arrays with SAN Volume Controller and Real-Time Compression to help users make the leap to the brave new world of fast data storage as a strategic business asset.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Extreme Storage Performance Equals Extreme Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide acknowledges the extreme performance that solid-state flash storage systems can deliver, and points out that flash scales further and faster than hard disk drives.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

FlashSystem—Driving Productivity and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper describes how IT pros in the healthcare industry are adopting solid state disks (SSDs) instead of legacy hard disk drive systems that cannot deliver "hot" files fast enough for demanding customers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Accelerating eCommerce with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers guidance to stay competitive in today's marketplace by reducing storage access latency and increasing performance for both read and write access while improving user response experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Enterprise Use Cases for Solid State Storage/Flash Memory
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this SSG report, you will gain insight into the use cases where solid state storage has enormous performance advantages that can produce reduced costs due to performance or enable applications that have been near to impossible using HSS technology.
Posted: 26 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Flash-optimized Data Progression
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible prince point.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a solution that combines the unique capabilities of flash storage and software-defined storage. By combining the easy management of software-definied storage with the scalable performance of flash, organizations can easily meet their growing storage requirements.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ running in a DB2® environment with a focus on performance and the benefits gained from running DB2 with Flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

CDW and IBM

A Hybrid Storage Pitch in an All-Flash Landscape
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: With Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture as a key differentiator for this vendor's storage systems, read on to discover what else sets them apart from incumbent vendors that offer midrange and entry-level storage systems.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Nimble Storage

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VMX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a Flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage and explains the benefits of this innovative approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx- Enabled Next- Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the reasons that organizations are moving from HDDs to higher-performance media and adopting MCx technology to manage the higher I/O intensity. It also examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array"controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC & Arrow

How to Find the Best Spot for Solid-State Storage Devices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Experts help hash out what solid-state storage solution is right for your organization's needs, including 4 use cases when SSD arrays are the right solution, when using SSD is a bad idea, and more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab report to uncover the key features of Dell Compellent which separates it from similar technologies, implementation recommendations and much more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell India

Lab Evaluation of NetApp Flash Accel and Flash Cache Technology
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover innovative flash technology designed to significantly improve storage efficiency.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

NetApp

New economies of storage with the Compellent Flash-optimized solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an innovative flash-optimized storage strategy that provides performance at the capacity and price of a rotating disk, making flash storage affordable and accessible to a broader segment of the market.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Changing the economics of storage with Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how the economics of storage have changed with deployment of flash-optimized storage strategies designed to enable IT administrators to target specific applications with optimized high-performance, low-latency storage.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.
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