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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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Nimble Storage Reduces Risk and Improves Business Continuity at M&C Saatchi
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

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

Enterprise SSD - More Than Just a New Kind of Hard Drive
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper explores the pros and cons of NAND flash technology, and explains the need for creating SSDs with enterprise-class features, endurance and performance to meet the demands of the heavy data center workloads.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

HGST

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

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

Best Practices for Optimizing Flash Media Performance in Embedded Applications
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for optimizations to take place during the system design process, and highlights best practices for embedded system designers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

HGST

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

Choosing SSD Technology and Deployment Options
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide touches on the 3 main options to deploy SSDs, and compares these SSDs to traditional mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs).
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

The SanDisk Award Winning Legal Department Uses FlashSoft Software to Speed Up eDiscovery Process and Save Money
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This informative resource dives into a case study of one organization that harnessed flash optimized software to reduce their eDiscovery costs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab report to uncover the key features of Dell Compellent which separates it from similar technologies, implementation recommendations and much more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell India

IDC: Optimizing Storage With All-Flash Solutions : Analyst Report
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper shines light on the future of storage, as it addresses 3 trends in the all-flash market, 3 steps IT managers must take to extract value from today's data explosion, and 4 considerations to ponder as organizations decipher an optimal flash solution for their needs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize System Efficiency with Storage Tiering
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource investigates key findings from expert research and incorporates proven success with state-of-the-art disk storage systems. Read on to discover how much and type of disk storage your IT department will need.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2013

Fujitsu

IBM_Flash_Storage_in_OLAP_Database_Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a comprehensive flash storage solution that allows your business to use data driven applications that operate at high availability and peak performance.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM Storwize V7000 performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the benchmark results of a leading server/storage configuration. Obtain detailed information on the unique configuration that was tested as well as the specific architectural components of each.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

IBM

Flash-optimized Data Progression
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible prince point.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a sale-out all-flash storage array that redefines the economics of enterprise storage be deploying a single platform for block and file with built-in efficiency, resiliency and intelligence to optimize your IT budget.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Tech Talk: Dennis Martin on SSD technology
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: In this storage decisions TechTalk, Dennis Martin, founder and president of Demartek Labs, discusses the best ways to use solid-state storage in an environment.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Premiered: 17 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Storage Decisions TechTalk: Dennis Martin on SSD Trends
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: In this storage decisions TechTalk, Dennis Martin, founder and president of Demartek Labs, talks about the latest SSD trends.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Premiered: 17 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

SSG Report: Dell #1 Vendor of Choice for SSDs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report delves into the use cases where solid state storage has tremendous performance advantages and can produce reduced costs due to performance or enable applications that have been near to impossible using HDD technology.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Lab Evaluation of NetApp Flash Accel and Flash Cache Technology
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover innovative flash technology designed to significantly improve storage efficiency.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

NetApp
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