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  • Workload Optimization Tips for Hyper-converged Technologies

    Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Inside this expert guide, Clive Longbottom, co-founder and service director at Quocirca, identifies which application workloads are best suited for HCI—like ROBO and VDI—and explains why. Read on to gain cautionary advice, as well, with regards to HCI being a main component of cloud platforms.

  • HCI Appliances Embrace Containers and More Flexible Pricing

    Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    A handful of startups and top-tier players have introduced container-driven bundles that could determine a new delivery and support approach for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Read this expert guide to see highlighted several HCI appliances built for containerized apps that should be on your radar.

  • Converged vs. Hyper-converged Infrastructure: The Bottom Line

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    In this guide, contributors from SearchConvergedInfrastructure lay out the differences between converged and hyper-converged infrastructure storage. Read on to finally get the bottom line from our experts on the divergence between CI and HCI storage, with specific appliance examples.

  • How Hyper-converged Infrastructure Gives Data Centers a Boost

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    Download this expert guide to view the trends and vendors shaping HCI and its role in the software-defined data center (SDDC). You'll also gain advice on implementing HCI, regardless of whether your apps are traditional, big data- or cloud-based.

  • Assessing Hyper-converged Infrastructures Based on Feature Capabilities

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    In this expert guide, 20-year industry veteran Jacob Gsoedl demonstrates how hyper-converged systems differ from traditional storage systems. Read on to get a run-down of the top considerations buyers should have on their checklist for evaluating, purchasing, and deploying HCI, and more.

  • New Flash Use Cases Identified and What to Do about the NAND Flash Shortage

    Sponsored by: Silk

    Because we're in the midst of a worldwide NAND flash shortage, will once-lowered costs now rise? Download this guide as our editors evaluate the impact the NAND flash shortage has on the cost of SSDs (and how that compares per gigabyte to HDDs), as well as new use cases like flash as RAM.

  • Kaminario's CEO Identifies a Flash Market Shift, Illustrates the Role of the K2 Array

    Sponsored by: Silk

    Download this guide to get a technical breakdown from our editors on Kaminario's K2 array, including it data compression improvements (ratio of 4:1) and compatibility with NVMe. Then, you'll access a Q&A with Kaminario's CEO Dani Golan, in which he identifies how the flash market is shifting.

  • All-flash Array Market Advances Outpace Demand, Create Opportunities

    Sponsored by: Silk

    In this guide, our experts deconstruct the high-density all-flash disruption. Additionally, you'll access an article by George Crump, President of Storage Switzerland, in which he illustrates the state of this year's flash storage systems, and talks in detail about NVMe, as well as flash DIMM.

  • Building an All-flash Array Business Case

    Sponsored by: Silk

    Use this guide as a means to building your all-flash array business case by characterizing your apps and their requirements. Inside, you'll learn how to construct your AFA case, while reviewing five factors to consider before making your purchase.

  • Storage Virtualization: The Big Picture

    Sponsored by: Lenovo and Intel

    Click inside this expert-guide to learn how, as software-defined storage systems mature, the line between storage and data-processing platform is eroding, and why you should remain cautious about new technologies for the time being.

  • Assessing Hyper-converged: Products, Scalability, and Ecosystem Support

    Sponsored by: Lenovo and Intel

    From the experts at SearchConvergedInfrastructure.com, this guide assesses several types of HCI architectures based on featured capabilities—including cost model, data protection, and resiliency. Read on to see the analysis, as well as to answer the burning question, "Why is the HCI definition so varied?"

  • Pure Storage CEO Assesses NVMe, Flash Storage Market

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    In this guide from the SearchStorage.com editors, senior news writer Garry Kranz sits down with Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen to assess the evolutionary cycle of NVMe flash, the likely timeline for its mainstream adoption, a glimpse into flash-based backup techniques, and more. Read on to stay in the NVMe loop.

  • SearchStorage Editors Examine the Leading All-flash Array Vendors

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    In this e-guide, we evaluate eight leading AFA vendors to let you decide which products best suit your organization. Read on as Logan Harbaugh, IT consultant and freelance reviewer with SearchStorage, breaks down how to select an AFA vendor based on functional specification, 3 essential purchasing considerations, and more.

  • Differentiating All-flash Array Vendors from their Counterparts

    Sponsored by: Western Digital

    Our experts compiled this guide to determining the most suitable AFA vendor for your enterprise—ensuring you choose one that not only provides snapshots and thin provisioning, but also active-active controllers and replication, and QoS. Read on to also gain access to instruction for a three-phase AFA implementation.

  • Flashing Towards the Future of NVMe-Enabled Storage

    Sponsored by: Western Digital

    In this guide, read an interview with the CEO of one major flash storage distributor as he talks about NVMe, how customers are using SSDs, and plans for the future. Then, read more about an all-flash offering that's already prepped for NVMe capabilities as soon as the demand arises.

  • A Guide to Making a Business Case for All-Flash Arrays

    Sponsored by: Tegile, a Western Digital brand

    Use this expert-guide to figure out if your workloads are right for flash storage, as well as explore 5 additional factors to consider before adopting a flash solution.

  • Your Guide to Planning The Future of All-Flash Arrays

    Sponsored by: Western Digital

    Go inside this expert-guide to learn how to effectively price all-flash offerings. Then, learn how those on the cutting-edge of the flash market are putting their arrays to work reducing I/O latencies. Finally, discover the 2 data reduction strategies that many flash vendors put to work in their systems.

  • Object Storage Architecture: Mitigating Complexity, Capacity, and Archival Concerns

    Sponsored by: SanDisk Corporation

    This expert resource serves as your full guide to object storage implementation, with cloud workload, sync-and-share, API-accessible storage, and more use cases examined. Download now to gain full access, learning how object storage maintains the unstructured data deluge, and view an object vs. file vs. block storage bake off.

  • George Crump Evaluates the State of Flash Storage Systems

    Sponsored by: HPE and Intel®

    In this expert guide, George Crump outlines the state of flash storage systems, and demonstrates how to use NVMe and flash DIMM to proactively keep performance ahead of users' expectations. Read on as Crump also predicts the fate of HDDs, and explains how to keep pace by improving internal and external connectivity.

  • The Scalability Race: Object Storage Vs. Scale-Out NAS

    Sponsored by: Datera

    In this expert guide, learn why the scale-out software-defined storage systems are edging-out traditional systems, and explore how scale-out NAS is evolving to compete with newer SDS object storage platforms, and evaluate which one may be right for your business.

  • GDPR Developments Will Dominate Storage and Compliance in 2017

    Sponsored by: Arrow + NetApp

    In this expert guide, Storage Editor Antony Adshead and CEO of Vigitrust, Mathieu Gorge, discuss 2017's developments in the GDPR, as it pertains to regulatory compliance, and data backup. Read on to discover backup challenges associated with e-discovery, the evolution of data retention regulations, and more.

  • All-flash Storage Arrays: Are They Killing Hybrids?

    Sponsored by: SearchStorage.com

    Where there are instances when either all-flash or hybrid arrays work well—that is where the battle for dominance occurs. In this issue of Storage Handbook, our experts deconstruct the hybrid vs. AFA debate, digging into cost, network connectivity, and which arrays are more pertinent for primary storage workloads.

  • How Storage Is Catching Up with the DevOps Revolution

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    In this essential guide, discover why DevOps requirements are shifting how enterprises consume and deploy storage resources to a more-cloud focused approach. Download now to gain guidance on storage technologies most appropriate for Agile development, including VM-aware secondary storage, hyper-convergence, and more.

  • Storage Showdown: All-flash vs. Hybrid Arrays for Virtual Desktop Environments

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    Download this guide as Tom Fenton, Senior Validation Engineer at the Taneja Group, illustrates several critical factors to consider when deciding to use an all-flash or hybrid array in your virtual desktop environments. Here, you'll evaluate hybrid vs. all-flash on cost, ability access to cold data, compression and deduplication, and more.

  • Flash Storage Caching Boosts Application Performance—but Requires Balance

    Sponsored by: Pure Storage

    Use this guide as a comprehensive resource for evaluating flash caching benefits, trade-offs, 3 main implementation models, and determine where to cache in order to leverage faster media and improve I/O performance.

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