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.
Did you blink? You may have missed the introduction of two important flash technologies into our industry. Here's a quick primer on them:
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.
Earlier this week, our VP of Engineering, Tom Linnell, presented a webinar entitled "Redefining Storage Performance in an All-Flash World."
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.
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.
Dear Cache Guys,
Is it possible for my cache to be too big?
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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.
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: