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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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It Happened in a Flash - Taking a Look at Data Storage: SSD vs. HDD
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
RESOURCE: It seems as though flash has taken over the storage market with analysts predicting it to be the downfall of hard disk drives (HDD), but is flash really as superior to HDD as many vendors claim it to be? Check out this infographic and see how solid state drives (SSD) stack up against HDD in cost efficiency, transfer rates, reliability and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Busting Solid-State Storage Myths: Maximizing the Impact of Flash
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to bust common solid state storage myths, and find out exactly how some companies are using flash to reach their data storage goals.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Save Money, Increase Performance and Reduce Latency By Using SSDs in Virtualization Deployments
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Server and desktop virtualization have been deployed to combat data sprawl but they have a negative impact on network and user productivity. Access this white paper to learn how SSDs and flash memory can eliminate boot storms, solve the I/O blender effect and speed up access times.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

Micron

All-Flash Technology: Mastering a Change in Technology
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage is a better at meeting user's ever increasing demands for quicker, more accessible storage than hard disk drives (HDDs). In this white paper, learn about the capabilities of one flash system and how it can give your company an edge over your competitors.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

Why It's Time to Consolidate Your Primary Workloads on All-Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: All-flash storage is increasingly being used to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform to reduce complexity, enhance agility and lower costs. Learn the three factors that are shaping the use of all-flash storage and key characteristics to look for to get the most out of your all-flash storage solution.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

NetApp

Improvements in the Flash Storage Market Prove the Price is Worth it
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
EGUIDE: This expert guide compares flash-based storage and hard disk drives (HDD), highlighting 7 ways in which flash storage beats out HDD solutions for all workloads. Also discover a Q&A session about the all-flash storage market with Dave Wright, founder and CEO of SolidFire.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NetApp SolidFire

Critique of Current Flash Storage Options
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Dennis Martin, founder and president of Demartek, leads readers through the current flash storage options available, pointing out their benefits and disadvantages. Read on to learn Martin's take on many of the important considerations to make when implementing server side flash storage.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

Have Flash Storage Prices Reached Parity with Disk?
sponsored by Intel CAS
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the essential differences between solid state and hard disk storage including price parity, drive efficiencies and overall data center costs. Learn why employing an all-flash data center may or may not be the right move for your enterprise today.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Intel CAS

Solid State vs. HDD
sponsored by Intel CAS
EGUIDE: This expert guide dissects why so many organizations are moving on from HDDs and embracing solid-state storage. Read opinions from storage expert across industries on why they're making the switch and learn why an SSD-based data center might be right for your organization.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Intel CAS

Future of 3D NAND Technology
sponsored by Intel CAS
EGUIDE: Two new challengers to DRAM's high speed performance – 3DX Point technology and PCM – are running circles around NAND. In this eGuide learn more about them, why analysts predict their longevity for at least 20 years and how vendors are preventing bit rot.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Intel CAS

ESG: Comparing FlashSystem Compared to Traditional Disk Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows how all-flash arrays can actually lower the total cost of ownership for storage. Read on to learn how you can gain a smaller, more cost effective footprint as well as achieve significant performance improvements.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Price Comparison: AFA vs. HDD
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: Vendors are claiming that all-flash arrays (AFA) are the same price as hard disk drives (HDD) but is this really true? This eguide delves into the finer details beneath the initial price tag and compares cost in terms of data efficiency and capacity.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 06 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

All Flash Array Snapshot Implementation Will Broaden Use of Snapshot Technology
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use cases for snapshots and highlights an all-flash array platform that can solve the limitations of disk-based arrays by providing high performance, scalability, and space efficiency. Read on to discover how this platform can improve your overall data protection and reduction operations.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

EMC

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

IBM

ESG: Economics of Flash Compared to Hard Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to hard disks and decide for yourself if flash is worth the investment.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

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: 27 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

Flash Storage For Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition
sponsored by NetApp
BOOK: Flash Storage For Dummies explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. It also reduces energy and real-estate costs.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

NetApp

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

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

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

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

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

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
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