Flash is the revolutionizing force in the storage market, providing next-generation storage platforms a level of performance previously unobtainable and more ideal to support the data access requirements of today and for the foreseeable future. Flash is broadly offered in one of two formats. There are all-flash arrays that tend to focus solely on high-performance for the … [Read more...] about Pure Storage 101: Adaptive Data Reduction
I’d like to continue the discussion on storage savings technologies. In my recent post on Dedupe and Compression I attempted to clarify the differences in the data reduction capabilities between each technology and demonstrate how the two deliver even greater savings when used in conjunction. Let’s expand the conversation by digging into Thin Provisioning, likely the most … [Read more...] about Understanding Thin Provisioning: Does it Reduce Storage Capacity?
In many ways data deduplication and compression are a lot like salt and pepper. Both of these seasonings enhance the taste of food, each has a distinct flavor and is used in varying quantities depending on the dish being prepared; however, most of the time food tastes better when the two are used together. Similarly, dedupe and compression both reduce storage capacity, yet they … [Read more...] about Data Deduplication and Compression Means Double Savings
Recently I shared how EMC’s entry into the All-Flash Array market provided both market clarity and likely would accelerate the adoption of All-Flash Arrays (AFAs). Most found the post accurate and a fair representation of how the market is divided between performance-focused and storage-efficient AFA architectures. The performance capabilities and datacenter/environmental … [Read more...] about Comparing and Contrasting All-Flash Arrays
Did you get a chance to read “The Digital Universe Decade - Are You Ready?” published by IDC (May 2010)? This report is a follow-up from the 2007 report titled, “The Expanding Digital Universe”. I ask this question as I'm surprised by the number of individuals who are unaware of its existence. In fact I don’t believe I met more than a dozen individuals at VMworld (US & … [Read more...] about IDC says your data will grow and grow and grow…