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DEFINITION: A thin-film disk is a hard disk storage medium with a very thin coating of a metallic alloy or glass instead of the usual carbon-based material found on other types of hard disks. The thin film lets the read/write head get closer to the surface, allowing more data to be stored in a given space.Thin-film technology is another approach to packing more bits of data onto a disk. As the number of data  … 
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How Midsize Businesses Gain from Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to find out the benefits of flash storage, including faster response time, reduced power, space, and cooling costs, competitive advantages in delivering services, and more!
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

NetApp

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper that compares flash storage solutions with hard disk storage to see the true TCO benefits that come with flash. Read the experiences of flash customers to see much they reduced their TCO.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetApp

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

5 PC Hardware Innovations that Pay Off for Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines 5 PC hardware innovations that are actually paying off for the business that use them correctly.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

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

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

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

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

Cloud Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The right way to evaluate the quality of your system and data protection is to evaluate the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). These metrics define how long you think it will take you to get back online and how current the data has to be. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

Vision Solutions

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

Virtualize Servers with Microsoft Hyper-V and NetApp
sponsored by NetApp and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft's Hyper-V technology provides a full-featured server virtualization environment that is well suited for Windows and non-Windows environments. This article will help you understand Hyper-V with some guidelines for getting started using the technology in NetApp environments.
Posted: 09 Feb 2009 | Published: 09 Feb 2009

NetApp and Microsoft
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HARD DISKS DEFINITION (continued): … A thin-film disk is a hard disk storage medium with a very thin coating of a metallic alloy or glass instead of the usual carbon-based material found on other types of hard disks. The thin film lets the read/write head get closer to the surface, allowing more data to be stored in a given space.Thin-film technology is another approach to packing more bits of data onto a disk. As the number of data bits on a disk increase, the disk drive's head must become more sensitive, getting closer to the disk to read or write the bits. Researchers are experimenting with thin films of various materials in order to help protect the disk from the head and to help the disk have a longer life.
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