Infinite I/O

Server-side flash: how best to deploy

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Apr 16, 2018

We're a caching company, so it will probably come as no surprise that we think the flash in your servers (SSDs, PCIe cards, NVMe devices, and flash cards) are best deployed as a cache, rather than exposed as a raw storage device.

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Flash trends: 3D NAND vs 3D Xpoint

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Apr 12, 2018

Did you blink? You may have missed the introduction of two important flash technologies into our industry. Here's a quick primer on them:

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Topics: Optane, 3D Xpoint, storage, 3d NAND, flash

Results from our storage survey

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Mar 28, 2018

A few months ago we surveyed over 1,000 IT decision makers about what experience they've had with server-side storage; that is, hyper-converged infrastructure, vSAN, software-defined storage, and server-side cache. We've compiled the results into a short presentation you can download.

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Topics: results, survey, storage

Redefining Storage Performance in an All-Flash World

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Mar 27, 2018

Earlier this week, our VP of Engineering, Tom Linnell, presented a webinar entitled "Redefining Storage Performance in an All-Flash World."

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Topics: Performance

Choosing the right 3rd-party software for VMware vSphere

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Feb 16, 2018

All of our customers run VMware vSphere - every one of them. So we are very familiar with how vSphere gets deployed, how it is managed, and how critical it is to the organizations that use it.

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Topics: vaio, support

Lab results with Intel Optane

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Feb 13, 2018

We've written previously about Intel's Optane cards - why to consider them, what workloads they're suited for, and how to get the most out of them with VMware. Today we'll share some initial results from our lab testing with Optane.

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Topics: Performance, Optane

The Cache Guys Q&A: More on cache sizing

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Feb 6, 2018

 Dear Cache Guys,

Is it possible for my cache to be too big?

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The Cache Guys Q&A: Cache sizing

Posted by Steve Sears on Jan 29, 2018

Dear Cache Guys,

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Topics: Cache Guys

Spectre and Meltdown: Impact to Storage

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jan 15, 2018

The recent revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found in Intel CPUs have had far-reaching consequences. Being in the storage industry, we've been most interested in the impact that these vulnerabilities (and their fixes) have on storage.

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Topics: Performance

Socks (not an all-flash array) for Christmas? We can help!

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jan 3, 2018

If Santa didn't bring you the storage array you had on your Christmas list, don't despair. With our software, and a non-disruptive 15-minute installation, we can have your old storage array working as good as new. Here's how:

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