Software-defined storage can be a coveted solution in the right situation and within the right company, by reducing costs while increasing agility and flexibility... but only if careful planning has taken place.
The Toshiba MC04ACA600E 6 TB enterprise capacity hard disk drive is optimised for servers supporting cloud-based applications and analytic workloads.
The Imation IronKey H350 USB 3.0 hard drive has FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation to meet the 256-bit encryption requirements used by government agencies, defence contractors, and healthcare and financial services enterprises.
The Pure Storage FlashArray//m is an end-to-end integrated hardware and software innovation that features a modular upgradable architecture and delivers a 50% increase in performance, 2.6x improvement in density and 2.4x improvement in power efficiency-per-terabyte over previous FlashArray generations.
For the 'always-on business', the old 3-2-1-0 backup rule is still king - as long as it is balanced with the right mix of IT tools to manage the ever-changing demands in technology.
Some enterprise-class SSDs can lose data within weeks or even days when left without power in high temperatures, according to research from the JEDEC.
When Sydney's Knox Grammar School needed to boost its storage, backup and disaster recovery assets, the combination of a Nimble Storage CS240 array and VMware Site Recovery Manager was the right solution for the job.
The HP StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array utilises the latest SSDs and Adaptive Optimisation tiering functionality to deliver 12 times the performance with more than 90% power and footprint savings per 2-node cluster than a spinning disk configuration.
Flash memory technology has fundamentally changed the nature of computing devices, from smartphones to data centres. We speak with users and experts to get their feedback on flash, and what the next storage technology will be.
Australian national research computing facility NCI has deployed 11 petabytes worth of high-speed flash storage from NetApp for its supercomputing and cloud computing infrastructure.