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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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Infographic: How Much Time are you Wasting with HDDs?
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
RESOURCE: This infographic lets you consider how much time you waste with slow computers and all the aspects of life you could enjoy if you implement a much faster SSD.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Building a Business Case for Oracle Workload Consolidations on All-Flash Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper builds a business case for Oracle workload consolidations on all-flash storage.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

EMC & Arrow

Infographic: SSD vs. HDDs- How Do they compare?
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
RESOURCE: Access this infographic to see solid state drives compared side by side with hard disks.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

SanDisk Corporation

How IT Can Be a Hero to the Disconnected Road Warrior
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of flash storage solutions that ensure your data is readily available and reliable even in the most challenging of mobile environments.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Redbook: Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: I/O performance is critical to DB2 operations. How about a system that provides low latency of approximately 25 microseconds write time and 110 microseconds read time? Explore this resource to discover how this system will immediately increase I/O performance, while reducing costs for power, cooling and administration.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

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 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

eBook: Flash Ahead
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of keeping mission-critical systems functioning and how to do so.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Guide: VMware Virtual SAN Deployment Best Practices
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Hybrid Approach Rewrites the Rules for Backup Storage
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an innovative hybrid technology that is combining the speed of SSDs with the capacity and economy of HDDs to bring affordable high-performance backup storage within reach of your budget.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Big Data on Openstack
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: Find out how Hadoop can be used to accommodate the scaling needs of big data.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Rackspace

Hospital Prescribes Hybrid Flash Array to Speed Storage Performance
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine how one hospital was able to improve storage management and data protection with hybrid flash array. Learn the various benefits the technology was able to provide such as replicating to an all-hard drive version off-site.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Dell and VMware

IBM FlashSystem Enterprise Solution with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of flash storage and highlights a thoughtfully engineered, performance-centric, solution that combines high-speed flash arrays with SAN Volume Controller and Real-Time Compression to help users make the leap to the brave new world of fast data storage as a strategic business asset.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Extreme Storage Performance Equals Extreme Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide acknowledges the extreme performance that solid-state flash storage systems can deliver, and points out that flash scales further and faster than hard disk drives.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

Redbook: Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: I/O performance is critical to DB2 operations. How about a system that provides low latency of approximately 25 microseconds write time and 110 microseconds read time? Explore this resource to discover how this system will immediately increase I/O performance, while reducing costs for power, cooling and administration.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

FlashSystem—Driving Productivity and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper describes how IT pros in the healthcare industry are adopting solid state disks (SSDs) instead of legacy hard disk drive systems that cannot deliver "hot" files fast enough for demanding customers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

IBM Solution Spotlight Classroom: All-flash
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom provides an in-depth overview of the latest flash developments, with a specific focus on all-flash environments.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a solution that combines the unique capabilities of flash storage and software-defined storage. By combining the easy management of software-definied storage with the scalable performance of flash, organizations can easily meet their growing storage requirements.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ running in a DB2® environment with a focus on performance and the benefits gained from running DB2 with Flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

CDW and IBM

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

Tackling Fast-Moving Big Data Problems with an SSD Architecture
sponsored by Micron Technology
CASE STUDY: This white paper highlights a case study of an advertising technology organization that kept hitting performance bottlenecks with their hard disk drives (HDDs) and needed a cost-effective solution that required extremely low latency and high throughput.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Micron Technology

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VMX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a Flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage and explains the benefits of this innovative approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx- Enabled Next- Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the reasons that organizations are moving from HDDs to higher-performance media and adopting MCx technology to manage the higher I/O intensity. It also examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array"controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC & Arrow
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