SAN/NAS

Software-Defined Storage Boosted through PCI Express

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 02:46

by Mani Subramaniyan

The term software-defined storage (SDS) implies software managing the deployment and management of storage resources across a fabric, with on-demand, per-session or static configured allocations. But such deployments, available hardware and software infrastructure, and vendor ...

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LaCie 2big launches with Thunderbolt technology, new design with RAID for reliability

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 05:56

LaCie

LaCie, Seagate’s premium brand, announced Tuesday availability of LaCie 2big, its fastest dual-disk RAID solution. Now with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the LaCie 2big delivers speeds of up to 420MB/s, which means zero lag for photographers and action-camera gurus who use Lightroom or Final Cut P...

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SAN/NAS

Accelerating SAN Storage

Accelerating SAN Storage
by Tony Afshary

The data deluge, with its relentless increase in the volume and velocity of data, has brought renewed focus on an old problem: the enormous performance gap that exists in input and output (I/O) operations between a server’s memory and disk storage. I/O takes a mere 100 nanoseconds for information stored in a server’s memory, whereas I/O to a hard disk drive (HDD) takes about 10 milliseconds — a difference of five orders of magnitude that is having a profound adverse impact on application performance and response times.

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