IT - Storage

Why A New Class Of SSD Is Needed
Data Center Knowledge, July 3rd, 2019
Value SAS uses native SAS from end to end, eliminating the need for any protocol translation and improving performance

"Solid state drives continue replacing hard drives in servers at a steady pace. IT managers now demand higher performance, larger capacities, improved reliability, and need more advanced storage technologies to address today's abundance of data. Faced with the fundamental decision of choosing the right SSD for varying server workloads, IT managers need to understand the pros and cons of the SSD interfaces available. Due to their cost-effectiveness, millions of SATA-based SSDs have been deployed in servers, but their attach rate is expected to decline1 as application demands have surpassed their performance capabilities..."

Driving toward vendor interoperability and demonstrating how 24Gb SAS alleviates storage bottlenecks in data centers

"Microchip Technology Inc., via its Microsemi Corporation subsidiary, participatee in the industry's plugfest for the SCSI Trade Association's 24Gb SAS standard that defines how data is moved to and from storage devices in data centers.

As a first company to demonstrate 24G SAS expanders and storage controllers, the firm is playing a role in validating the specs in a broad test environment..."

Using cloud storage often represents the first way that most companies adopt the cloud. They leverage cloud storage to archive their data, as a backup target, share files, or for long term data retention

"These approaches offer a low risk means for companies to get started in the cloud. However, with more cloud storage offerings available than ever, companies need to ask and answer more pointed questions to screen them.

50+ Cloud Storage Offerings

As recently as a few years ago, one could count on one hand the number of cloud storage offerings. Even now, companies may find themselves hard pressed to name more than five or six of them..."

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