IT - Storage

64Gb storage solutions boast switches, adapters, and transceivers for on-demand data center.

"Broadcom Inc. announced the its Gen 7 64Gb FC switching platforms, the Brocade X7 Directors and G720 switch, that are foundational infrastructure for the on-demand data center.

Additionally, the company announced a 64Gb FC optical transceiver, that is being qualified for use in Brocade switches and Emulex adapters, for end-to-end Gen 7 performance..."

NVMe Speeds Explained
SearchStorage, September 11th, 2020
The non-volatile memory express protocol is tailor-made to make SSDs fast. Get up to speed on NVMe performance and how it compares to the SATA and SAS interfaces

"The NVMe protocol is quickly becoming the industry standard for supporting solid-state drives and other non-volatile memory subsystems. NVMe SSD speeds are substantially better than traditional storage protocols, such as SAS and SATA.

The non-volatile memory express standard is based on the NVM Express specification published by the nonprofit group NVM Express Inc. The specification defines a register-level interface that enables host software to communicate with NVM subsystems..."

Archival Storage
StorageNewsletter, September 11th, 2020
The size of preserving digital archives is now reaching the order of petascale, exascale and will approach zettascale capacities in the foreseeable future

"A strategy to move low activity, but potentially valuable archival data to the optimal storage tier immediately yields the greatest cost savings. Archive storage growth and requirements have no foreseeable limits and could demand a new deep archive storage tier in the next few years. Unless a new archival technology arrives, the numerous improvements in tape have made it the clear-cut optimal data archiving choice for the foreseeable future..."

Tiered Storage, Building Optimal Storage
StorageNewsletter, September 11th, 2020
Strategy to balance storage costs, data lifecycle management practices, and storage technology priorities with storage performance

"An effective tiered storage strategy has to balance storage costs, data lifecycle management practices, and storage technology priorities with storage performance. The best choice is to take advantage of a multi-tier storage system that automatically migrates your data to the most cost-efficient (TCO) tiers of storage. Clearly today's storage management challenges will only get larger. The long-standing goal of delivering on the promise 'to have the right data - in the right place - at the right time' can finally become a reality. For some enterprises building a tiered storage strategy may still be optional, but that won't be the case for much longer..."

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