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If you are not a Nimble Storage customer yet, you probably do not know about all of the features available today.
The next couple weeks I will talk about these features in more detail:
- Dynamic Caching
- Write-Optimized Data Layout
- Application-Tuned Block Size
- Universal Compression
- Efficient, Instant Snapshots
- Thin Provisioning
- Zero-Copy Clones
- Application-Integrated Backups and Profiles
- Customer Application Profiles
- Scale-Up Performance (Controllers & SSD)
- Scale Capacity
- Proactive Wellness
- Non-Disruptive Upgrades
- Secure Remote Support
- Plus there is more to come
If you would like to learn more right this very second, you can download the Feature Primer:
SSD drives, though faster than hard drives, are much better at reading data than writing data. When writing data to SSD drives, the one concern is that SSD drives have a specific write life, feel free to google “Write Amplification” for more information.
When reading data
SSD Drives offer better performance
When writing data
Hard Drives offer better performance versus the cost of SSD
There are (2) different ways that data is Read or Written which is (1) Random and (2) Sequential.
Hard drives offer a better combination of capacity and performance versus the cost of SSD.
SSD drives offer huge performance gains over hard drives with random workloads. Remember that if the random workload is write intensive then the concern with SSD drives are their rated write life.
Here are some examples of applications and how they behave.
- SQL Server Logs
- Exchange Logs
- Media Streaming
- File Server
- Server Virtualization
- Desktop Virtualization