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
There’s never been a better time to be in the storage industry than right now. The unprecedented level of innovation and introduction of new storage platforms indicate a seismic change is on the horizon for datacenters globally. Pure Storage is widely recognized as a leader in this era of new storage architectures. With the FlashArray and purity Operating Environment we’ve … [Read more...] about Introducing the Pure Storage 101 Technical Series
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
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