flash storage

MSA Selects Kaminario to Accelerate Marketing Analytics and Extend Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array to power its internal marketing analytics applications and support its hosted infrastructure services. A leader in analytics, information technology infrastructure and information management solutions, MSA provides analytical-based solutions across a spectrum of industries -- from consumer packaged goods, media and IT to medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical and the arts.

Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array provides MSA with unmatched database performance, helping reduce the run time of their most critical analytic workloads by 15 to 40 percent. Extending the benefits beyond just application performance improvements, the new infrastructure also enables MSA to optimize its power and data center space utilization, reducing operational spend by nearly 70 percent.

Tintri Announces Simpler Disaster Recovery for Multiple Data Centers and Clouds

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, Inc, a leading provider of all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), today announced the upcoming availability of Synchronous Replication for recovery of mission critical virtualized and cloud applications running on Tintri VMstore arrays. Organizations can now protect all of their mission critical applications from data center failures, and do so with more simplicity and over greater distances than is possible with storage systems from competing vendors. Tintri Synchronous Replication can be set up in minutes by an IT generalist and offers zero-minute recovery point objectives (Zero RPO) with single-click failover for individual virtual machines.

"Until now, organizations that wanted synchronous replication to protect their most critical applications had to use complex and expensive storage, limiting the benefits of zero RPO disaster recovery to those with the largest IT staffs and budgets," said Kieran Harty, Tintri CTO and co-founder. "Today, Tintri announces Synchronous Replication for every organization and every application, with simple set up, one-click failover, plus all the operational and performance advantages of Tintri VAS for virtualized and cloud infrastructures."

Mirantis OpenStack Certification Enables Businesses With Private and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures to Utilize Violin Memory Flash

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Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced the company has obtained Mirantis Certification for OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) that will give businesses and service providers the ability to leverage Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) in both private and hybrid cloud computing environments. The company's commitment to use of cloud by the enterprise is evidenced by this latest certification, which will impact and benefit the businesses that are part of one of the largest distributions of OpenStack in the market: the Mirantis user base.

Tegile Integrates With Cisco to Unite Flash Storage With Hybrid Cloud Management for Enterprises

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Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced an integration with Cisco UCS Director to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process.

IT deployment of data center resources make the difference between a successful enterprise and an ineffective one. Tegile’s IntelliStack integration with Cisco UCS Director improves consistency efficiency and speed. Through the integration, enterprises are able to deploy the latest in flash storage technology from Tegile supported with the Cisco UCS Director interface that manages infrastructure components including compute, network, virtualization and storage as well as public clouds such as Amazon and Azure.

Must Join Free Event - Flash Storage MegaCast with Six Leading Vendors Back-to-Back

 

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If you’re like many organizations, you hate your storage. It’s expensive, doesn’t keep up with new application performance needs, constantly requires capacity expansion, and requires expensive staff to keep it operational. Worse, it probably gets conveniently “end-of-life-d” at exactly the wrong time, forcing you in to costly upgrades.

It doesn’t have to be this way! With both current and emerging flash storage systems, companies are gaining benefits that were only dreams in the days of the disk-based SAN. Far beyond just providing crazy levels of performance, flash storage systems have the potential to help IT organizations focus on the business and less on technology. After all, when you have IOPS to spare, other metrics can take center stage. These can include cost per gig, power consumption, gig per rack unit, and many more.

Cloud Computing: The 10 reasons to choose flash storage

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The era of flash storage is definitely here and ready for large-scale use by companies of every size, from enterprises to SMEs. With new technologies, companies will benefit from the advantages of using flash drives for storage. Here are some reasons that are being identified by companies as to why they can no longer do without this technology.

Capable of harnessing the data explosion

Companies are still struggling with tight IT budgets, whilst trying to manage large amounts of data. IDC has predicted that the amount of data will increase by more than 50 percent each year over the next few years. This will only increase the demand for storage systems. At the same time, Companies are also demanding higher performance, more power and efficiency, as a result of new technology initiatives such as cloud computing, virtualisation and big data...