Applications are driving the enterprise, whether it is a relatively simple application used by millions of customers or a complex, scalable database that drives an organization’s back end. 1,700 more words
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Sometimes I hear people claim that by using faster storage, you can save on database licenses. True or false?
The idea is that many database servers are suffering from IO wait – which actually means that the processors are waiting for data to be transferred to or from storage – and in the meantime, no useful work can be done. 684 more words
The consensus outcome of reports on the ‘state of the storage market’ shows a market that is in decline by at least 10 percent. Those same research firms indicate that overall data capacity is… 682 more words
In terms of storage performance, the actual drive is no longer the bottleneck. Thanks to flash storage, attention has turned to the hardware and software that surrounds them, especially the capabilities of the CPU that drives the storage software. 1,665 more words
Recently I revamped my lab storage with the addition of a HP Microserver Gen8 and a dual-port Emulex OCe10102 10GbE card. After some initial struggles with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, I decided to go back to FreeNAS 9.3. 1,017 more words