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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 
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Expediting Workload Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: HDD-based storage systems limit application performance, but flash solid-state drive (SSD) storage is a compact high-performance alternative. Read this whitepaper to learn about flash's many benefits.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Deliver more value at lower cost with XtremIO All-Flash Array
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to how you can make all-flash storage a reality. You'll learn how this storage solution delivers the performance, agility, scalability, reliability, and advanced capabilities that today's data center demand.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

State-of-the-Art Tiering
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Tiered data storage has quickly become a storage best practice, accelerated by the use of solid-state storage. This tip surveys how the major vendors leverage solid-state to implement effective storage tiering.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

Understanding AIX Logical Volume Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the specifics of the AIX LVM and provides some tips and best practice recommendations to get the most from your AIX disk storage.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Global Knowledge

How Eliminating SAN from your Oracle Data Warehouse can Increase Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: In this paper, a business intelligence provider for the semiconductor industry eliminated SAN from its Oracle data warehouse to increase their average performance 5 to 10 fold.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource explores flash adoption rates, how IT organizations are implementing flash, and where flash can be valuable to your organization.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Case Study - M&C Saatchi Australia
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: Determined to solve their storage and recovery problems, one marketing firm needed a solution that provided high performance plus the capacity to work with large graphic files, rich media and videos typical in the ad industry. This brief case study highlights a storage system that increased system performance.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

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

E-Guide: Who Knows Where Flash Technologies Shine Brightest?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This e-guide recaps a recent debate on this topic and offers advice for navigating a variety of form factor choices and deployment options. Read on now to learn how to get the best performance from your flash investment and find out how a lack of standardization might be interfering with your evaluation process.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

ESG Lab Reviews Dell Integrated Data Protection: DR4100 with NetVault
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT REVIEW: IT teams are faced with swelling data volumes and expanding virtualization, both of which complicate your backup and recovery strategies. The DR4100 appliance, combined with NetVault, protects both physical and virtual servers, increases backup speed and provides recovery assurance for data and applications. Learn more in this ESG Lab review.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Podcast: Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: This expert podcast features insight from Jon Toigo on subjects such as, LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape, the productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build, the markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support and much more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2013

Iron Mountain

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

IBM FlashSystem: Where to Use Flash
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a list of benefits of a high performance flash storage system. It also explains which situations it makes sense for organizations to implement flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Top 5 Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon for Video Surveillance
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
DATA SHEET: Access this concise resource to uncover five top reasons why you should adopt an impressive video surveillance system, so you can gain peace of mind knowing your business is safe and secure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC & Arrow

Genuine parts save the day for a government finance agency
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: Read through this concise case study to find out how HP resolved an organization's data loss issues, when it was discovered their hardware was not genuine HP parts.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dealing with Data Growth: Storage and Backup Strategies
sponsored by Simplify IT
EGUIDE: This e-guide, from SearchDataBackup.com, examines how the proliferation of business information has contributed to the current state of data protection.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Simplify IT

The Past, Present, and Future of RAID Data Protection
sponsored by SearchCloudStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this handbook on the past, present and future of RAID data protection, learn which RAID data protection options are viable today, which ones make sense for your shop, and how RAID can be replaced and improved upon.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 22 Nov 2013


Todd Street Productions Uses InMage to Protect Mission Critical Data During Superstorm Sandy
sponsored by InMage Systems
CASE STUDY: This informative resource explores how one company easily and affordably implemented a disk-based backup and recovery software that saved their data during disastrous Hurricane Sandy. Read on now to discover the other benefits this solution provides.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

InMage Systems

The Newark Group Uses InMage to Increase Backup Reliability, Reduce Down Time, and Drive Down Costs
sponsored by InMage Systems
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one organization easily and affordably implemented a disk-based backup and recovery software solution to increase backup reliability, reduce downtime, drive down costs and more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

InMage Systems

Expert Overview: Replication Use Cases and Implementation Techniques
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses how replication fits into remote site data protection and reveals the pros and cons of host and array-based techniques. Find out whether replication can be used as a backup replacement and why real-time requirements should be factored into your selection of a synchronous or asynchronous method. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

InMage Provides Solid Defense for Tampa Bay Lightning’s Mission-Critical Data and Applications
sponsored by InMage Systems
CASE STUDY: This short case study explores how the pro ice hockey team, Tampa Bay Lightning, easily and affordably implemented one industry-leading backup and recovery software solution that leverages the advantages of disk-based data protection to provided application-aware recovery that can meet both remote and local requirements. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

InMage Systems

Tiered Storage: Definitions, Deployment, Options, and Guidelines for Getting Started
sponsored by SageCloud
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines various definitions and interpretations of tiered storage and presents an overview of its key benefits, challenges, and deployment options.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

SageCloud

Flash Storage For Dummies®, NetApp Special Edition
sponsored by NetApp
EBOOK: This eBook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From server cache and back-end storage cache to hybrid and all flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

NetApp

Backup critical data with smart solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore one industry-leading vendor's backup and data protection solutions. Whether you're just starting out, building momentum or expanding your business, these storage solutions for backup and data protection can help you. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 07 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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DISK DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  has many advantages. Data transfer to and from solid-state drives is much faster than electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced. Users typically enjoy much faster boot times as well. In general, SSDs are also more durable and much quieter, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs do, however, have slower write times and a set life expectancy, as there is a finite number of erase/write cycles before performance becomes erratic. Development and adoption of SSDs has been driven by a rapidly expanding need for higher input/output performance. … 
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