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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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Solid-State Array TCO Reality Check
sponsored by NetApp
RESEARCH CONTENT: Are solid-state arrays (SSAs) worth the extra cost? This independent survey of SSA users found that, after only 5.4 months, their deployments provided a positive ROI significantly faster than HDD storage systems. Discover why Gartner strongly advises replacing HDD with SSAs by reading this report.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

NetApp

Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes a cost-effective strategy for companies to achieve the high performance and scalability of enterprise storage. Read on to discover how you can attain the performance that only SSD can provide, at a lower cost.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc.

Keep Your Data Secure: Fighting Back With Flash
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the benefits of hardware encryption for data storage. Read now to learn how you can store your data safely and achieve a greater peace of mind.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Big Data Analytics and Flash-Based Storage: Smaller, Simpler, Faster and Better
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the specific advantages of flash adoption, the high performance level of SSDs, and how this technology is providing businesses with a competitive edge.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Save Money, Increase Performance and Reduce Latency Through Use of SSDs in Virtualization Deployments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how SSD and flash memory technologies can help your organization save money, increase performance and reduce latency when it comes to virtualization deployments.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Cassandra Cluster Performance With Micron's M500DC Enterprise SSD
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a SSD that improves per-node performance without additional requirements.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015

Micron Technology

Accelerating VMware’s Virtual SAN With Micron SSDs
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the latest solution approved by VMware for VSAN deployments.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

Why SSD and Flash Technologies are Critical to the Success of Content Delivery Networks
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains that using Micron SSD technology in the edge servers of a CDN can deliver the performance improvements and reliability required for a competitive advantage.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

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

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

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

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

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
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