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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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Disk is Dead
sponsored by Violin Memory
RESOURCE: This eBook will guide you through the seven stages of grieving for hard disks, and provide some useful tips for moving storage infrastructure to flash.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

Violin Memory

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this easy-to-read buyer's guide for a list of questions you should ask and things to consider when looking to purchase a flash storage system. Read on to ensure that you get a strong return on your flash storage investment.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Analyzing the Economic Value of Flash Storage Compared to Traditional Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to traditional hard disks.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Enterprise-Class Storage for Mid-Sized Budgets
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about how to get enterprise-class storage for smaller deployments at a fraction of the cost.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Tape Drives: Reliability Saves Money
sponsored by LTO
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about the reliability of tape backups and decide for yourself which option is better for your company.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015


Total Cost of Ownership: Disk vs. Tape
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a study comparing the total cost of ownership between tape and disks.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 May 2013


Save your Cash with HP Flash
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WEBCAST: This webcast examines the capabilities of flash storage, an approach that has had a huge impact on storage architectures recently. The webcast goes on to give the technical breakdown of an all-flash storage array that delivers unprecedented capacity and performance.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 11, 2014

HPE and Intel®

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


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

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


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


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


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


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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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
EBOOK: 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

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

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


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


Backup critical data with smart solutions
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise
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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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