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Enterprise- vs Consumer-grade Flash in the Datacenter: How to Choose

Using consumer-grade flash drives in datacenter environments is a common practice for saving money. So it wasn’t a big surprise that two-thirds of attendees on a recent StorageSwiss webinar reported that they currently use both enterprise and consumer SSDs in their datacenters. 503 more words

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Hyper-scale Nightmare: Using Consumer SSD in the Data Center – Podcast

One way admins of hyperscale data centers try to reduce costs is to use consumer-grade solid state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. 77 more words

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The cost of using low-cost Hardware in Hyper-scale Data Centers

Every IT organization strives to economize, but in the high-density, rack-mounted world of hyper-scale data centers, the pressure to reduce operating costs can be especially severe. 599 more words

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Webinar - Hyper-scale Nightmare -The Potential Consequences of using Consumer-grade Flash in the Data Center

Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. 167 more words

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OCZ’s Affordable, Enterprise-grade SSDs for Hyper-scale Cloud Data Centers

Flash memory is delivering higher storage performance for numerous data center applications and server-side flash puts it directly where those applications live – on the host itself. 957 more words

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OCZ’s Saber 1000 Flash Drives Fill the Gap between Client and Enterprise SSDs

Hyper-scale deployments, common in cloud environments, can have hundreds of rack-mounted servers running content-based applications, such as media streaming, video on demand or web services. These mostly read-intensive workloads require the strong storage performance of server-side flash, but hyper-scale infrastructures can also have tight cost restrictions so many cloud data centers have turned to consumer-grade SATA SSDs. 366 more words

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OCZ hack

This makes use of the OCZ NIA (Neural Impulse Activator) advanced biotechnology games interface as an analogue to digital converter, by replacing the headband and just stuffing a small analogue signal in one of the inputs in relation to the reference (centre) connector pin. 21 more words

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