Data Center Strategy: Explanation of NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

Posted on May 5, 2021 by rawee.k

NVMe is often used in servers to connect a flash drive to the PCIe bus as direct attached storage, giving the server a more efficient way to use flash media. However, the NVMe protocol is not limited to simply connecting flash drives, it may also be used as a networking protocol. Can your organization get…

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Data Center Strategy: All-Flash NVMe Architecture Solutions

Posted on May 5, 2021 by rawee.k

The challenge to meet the performance demands of on-prem data center applications and services – including high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, SQL/NoSQL databases, virtualization (VMs/containers), AI/ML and data analytics – has forced organizations to explore an all-flash NVMe solution. Generally, IT departments migrate to NVMe from traditional SATA or SAS storage in the data center,…

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Drive-up Capacity for Less with Western Digital DC HC500 Series Hard Drives

Posted on September 9, 2020 by rawee.k

Need to drive up storage capacity while driving down TCO? Western Digital’s large-capacity enterprise HDDs are now available up to 18TB. The high-capacity Ultrastar DC HC500 Series HDDs can help solve TCO challenges at where storage density and cost-efficient infrastructure is crucial. The purpose-built DC HC500 Series product family is based on Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording…

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Announcement: VMware Core-Based Pricing Model Licensing Update

Posted on June 6, 2020 by rawee.k

If you manage a virtualized environments at your organization, you should be aware that effective April 2, 2020, VMware moved from a per-CPU pricing model to a core-based pricing model. As a result of this licensing change, VMware will require an additional CPU license if a server’s CPU has more than 32 physical cores. Announced…

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Server Solutions: 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Processor Cascade Lake Refresh Overview

Posted on June 6, 2020 by rawee.k

As we approach the mid-point of a tumultuous 2020, competition between Intel and AMD in the data center is starting to heat up. Despite the economic impact on business and technology and supply chain disruption from COVID-19, demand for server computing is growing, and Intel is looking to fend off AMD by pushing forward on…

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