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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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Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Flash Ahead: Leveraging IBM FlashSystem to Dramatically Improve Application Performance and Data Center Economics
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides deeper insight into all-flash storage systems that are designed to solve to problem of I/O wait time. Find out the benefits of deploying all-flash storage systems and getting started with flash.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

CDW and IBM

Improving Database Performance by using LSI Nytro XD Application Acceleration Solution with a Storage Area Network (SAN)
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: See how the Nytro product family from LSI provides financial services organizations with flash-based application acceleration to deliver real-time analytics to meet competitive, customer and compliance demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

LSI Corporation.

7 Performance/Capacity Tools to Leverage between Tech Refreshes
sponsored by Virident
WHITE PAPER: In this presentation transcript, you will gain insight into how to install capacity and performance and increase technologies without replacing what you have through addition by way of subtraction.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 29 May 2013

Virident

Getting from Caching 1.0 to 2.0 with QLogic’s FabricCache QLE10000
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines today's server-based 1.0 caching approaches, and describes how the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapter capabilities go well beyond caching 1.0 to define enterprise caching 2.0, to enable application acceleration in single-server and multi-server, clustered environments.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

The Business Benefits of the QLogic FabricCache Adapter
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers a broad range of business and economic benefits of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters. This solution helps close the I/O performance gap and provide the entire SAN benefits including OPEX and CAPEX savings, getting more out of an existing SAN, and increased revenue.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

How to Choose the Best Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper carefully analyzes the costs of several different flash solutions. In order to help you choose the best platform to address your unique storage challenges and performance needs.
Posted: 08 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

NetApp

A Better RAID Strategy for High Capacity Drives in Mainframe Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates that RAID 6 is less capable to prevent data loss with today's large capacity SATA and SAS HDDs. It will also share Oracle's designs to mitigate this risk. The integrity of customers' data is in jeopardy if these large capacity SATA/SAS HDDs are simply packaged into a RAID 6 group without additional mitigation.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

IBM Easy Tier Enables DS8700 and Storwize V7000 Users to Profit from Solid State Drives
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM DS8700 and Storwize V7000 users now have the tools in Easy Tier and its associated software tool Storage Tier Advisor to evaluate the benefits of, plan for, deploy, and manage on an ongoing basis SSDs in combination with existing HDDs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

IBM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): SAN Acceleration Using FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you have questions regarding SAN acceleration? Learn more about solid state storage, which solid state technologies are currently on the market, and why your enterprise needs solid state storage. This concise white paper is designed to answer frequently asked questions on these topics and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Unleashing Application Performance with Solid-State Drives and Sun Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper, intended for executives and managers, describes how Oracle's Sun servers—equipped with flash-enabled solid-state drives (SSDs)—offer dramatic improvements to high-performance computing (HPC), Web 2.0, and datacenter application performance.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

Oracle Corporation

Benchmarking Enterprise SSDs
sponsored by sTec | HGST
WHITE PAPER: This paper will demonstrate differ­ences in comparative SSD products. The analysis reconciles instanta­neous benchmark data to actual user performance, over time in a work­ing system under a true enterprise workload.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010

sTec | HGST

Improving the mobile experience through solid state drive
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT is evaluating solid-state drive (SSD) technology to better understand the benefits to users and the impacts on the enterprise. We have initiated a proof of concept (PoC) study that includes extensive benchmark testing as well as deployment of notebooks with SSDs to the Intel workforce.
Posted: 27 May 2009 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

Intel Corporation

Unprotected Laptops: The Million Dollar Gamble: How Much Can Your Company Afford to Lose?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn more about laptop security and how asset and data protection solutions from Dell can help save your company millions of dollars.
Posted: 27 Jan 2009 | Published: 27 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Increase Application Performance with Solid State Disks
sponsored by Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Super fast solid state discs allow organizations to manage high transaction volumes and larger numbers of users using fewer servers. Read this white paper to learn more about SSDs and how they provide a cost-effective way to improve application per...
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership with Fast Solid State Disks
sponsored by Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of solid state disks (SSD) and the benefits they deliver for companies. SSDs are becoming a practical option for dealing with application performance concerns. Learn how they deliver a lower Total Cost of Ownership.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 10 Jun 2008

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

Understanding Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the technical terms of Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

APC by Schneider Electric

MAID 2.0: Energy Savings without Performance Compromises
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Power consumption is now a major concern and it's time you think about making your storage environment more "green." Read this white paper to learn how MAID devices can help you achieve this and find out about different MAID solutions available.
Posted: 14 Jan 2008 | Published: 02 Jan 2008

Nexsan

Avoiding Self-Inflicted Security Breaches through Hard Drive Decommissioning
sponsored by Ensconce Data Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and discover how to help your client prevent financial loss, irreparable damage to the company's reputation, as well as civil and criminal liability for directors with an effective hard drive decommissioning solution.
Posted: 09 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Ensconce Data Technology, Inc.

Managing Access Control through SAS Zoning
sponsored by PMC-Sierra, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is gaining popularity in small SAN environments. Read this white paper to learn about SAS zoning and how it helps IT administrators create more flexible, scalable and efficient server networks that meet their business needs.
Posted: 06 Oct 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
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