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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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Presentation Transcript: 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
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this resource, expert Jon Toigo looks at, 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 more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

Deciding Where to Deploy Solid-State Storage Devices
sponsored by SearchSolidStateStorage.com
EZINE: This compilation of articles details the solid-state implementations available today and helps you figure out how to decide which is right for your organization's needs. If you are considering an investment in solid-state storage, this Drill Down is great place to start.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2013


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
VIDEOCAST: Several recent tape advances have put this technology back on the IT radar, turning recent attention away from hard disks, flash SSDs, and cloud storage. This expert video examines the latest developments leading this comeback, including the availability of free file systems, new partitioned media offerings from a variety of vendors, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2013

Iron Mountain

Solid State Storage: Trends, Pricing Concerns, and Predictions for the Future
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide analyzes the key drivers behind state storage deployment and reveals the most common types of implementation. Discover whether pricing and performance still weigh heavily in SSD purchasing decisions, if the days of hard disk drives are numbered, and how automated tiering can support and supplement this technology.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 | Published: 04 Jun 2013

SearchStorage.com

GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page data sheet to get the facts on the savings you could realize with LTO tape.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

Expert Considerations for Purchasing Data Storage Equipment
sponsored by LoadDynamix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Jon Toigo, CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International and chairman of Data Management Institute, explains why we need to start testing gear again and explores the latest storage validation advances and additions to the market.
Posted: 17 Sep 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

LoadDynamix

Big Data Storage Architecture: Categories, Strengths and Use Cases
sponsored by Cray
EGUIDE: Check out this expert e-guide to explore today's best storage architectures built for big data. Read on to learn more about how distributed nodes, scale-out NAS, SSD arrays and object-based storage can all help conquer the challenges of big data.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Cray

All Flash Storage Market Poised for Growth Infographic
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this one-page infographic to examine the current state of solid state storage. Find out what this technology holds for the future and discover just how much it's going to cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Expert Comparison of 7 Storage Efficiency Methods
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the fundamentals of storage efficiency and compares the performance, capacity and costs of seven efficiency methods.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

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

Reduce your storage capacity requirements by 50 percent
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
BROCHURE: Check out this informative paper to explore a storage platform with thin capabilities built into both array hardware and software in order to deliver the simplest, most efficient and most scalable thin provisioning solution available today
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

AdvizeX Technologies

Family Data Sheet: HP 3PAR Storage software
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
DATA SHEET: This resource explores the various software options available on one leading vendor's solid state storage system that can increase storage efficiency, reduce administration time, offer advanced internal virtualization capabilities and much more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

AdvizeX Technologies

HP Thin Technologies A Competitive Comparison
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

Tap into Cloud Backup without Fear
sponsored by NetApp
EZINE: IT professionals are redesigning their storage strategies and looking into new technologies to address this critical priority. This issue of Storage Magazine examines this emerging concept and the ways that organizations can incorporate it into their infrastructures through better capacity management and the use of shared storage and cloud backup.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 01 Apr 2013

NetApp

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

End-to-End Choices in Tiered Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes an innovative tiered storage technology that provides end-to-end choices while allowing you to manage and store data across multiple types of storage media while reducing your total cost of ownership.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

Flash Storage for Dummies: NetApp Special Edition
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

NetApp

Do I Know You? Solid-state Vendors Need Brands or OEM Contracts
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Late last year, 451 Research evaluated two solid-state storage variants: Solid-sate drives and solid-state cache in networked storage. This paper breaks down the detailed examination, and you can access the key findings here. Read on to learn who the top-ranked vendors are, find 8 top SSD drive criteria and hear what your peers said about SSD!
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 24 Oct 2011

The 451 Group

Research Report: Understand the True Cost of Data Encryption - Like Never Before
sponsored by WinMagic
RESEARCH CONTENT: World renowned Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute presents the ground-breaking results of this revolutionary study on the True Cost of Data Encryption. Read this research report to learn how organisations around the world can lower the total cost of IT ownership while protecting their devices - with WinMagic data encryption.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 16 Aug 2012

WinMagic

Fugro Data Solutions Secures Worldwide Reputation with Scalable Backup Solution from ExaGrid that Delivers 80:1 Data Deduplication Ratio
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Check out this brief case study to follow one IT organization's journey from backup blues to storage success.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

VW Credit, Inc. Drives Better Backups with ExaGrid
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief case study today to explore one company's journey to better backups.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
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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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