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Considerations for Using Solid-State Storage as an Intelligent Cache to Accelerate Applications
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5/6/2013  
Solid-state disk (SSD) technologies are top of mind in most discussions of enterprise storage infrastructure today—but there are still IT planners who have postponed the adoption of flash memory-based storage due to questions about acquisition cost or early adoption risk. Learn the four critical questions to ask before adopting flash technology in your data center.
A Guide to Increasing Oracle Database Performance
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3/7/2013  
Online transaction processing and Data Warehousing & Analytics applications have demanding requirements for short response times and high throughput. Flash-based storage provides a new tool for DBAs to help solve their performance issues. Download this whitepaper to learn more about recent innovations that can alleviate throughput constraints.
A Guide to Increasing SQL Server Database Performance
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3/7/2013  
Many enterprises need to be available even in the event of a failure and reducing SQL Server wait times and application latency are high priorities for DBAs. Download "Deploying the LSI®Nitro™ MegaRAID® Card for DAS with SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups for High Availability" to learn about the benefits of utilizing flash-based storage.
How to Protect Application Performance during HDD Failure
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3/7/2013  
During an HDD failure, data loss due to application performance degradation is a critical concern. Minimizing performance degradation and rebuild times is a key goal for IT. Download "Protecting Application Performance during HDD Failure with the LSI® Nytro™ MegaRAID® Card" to learn how to effectively maintain high application performance during rebuilds.
Big Data: How to Accelerate Hadoop and Improve TCO
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3/7/2013  
Data is growing in volume, variety and value and many businesses are finding tremendous value in Hadoop® software’s ability to turn large volumes of dissimilar data into actionable information. Download "Accelerating Hadoop and Improving TCO by Using the LSI® Nytro™ MegaRAID® Application Acceleration Card" to learn how Nytro MegaRAID can cut Hadoop execution times by up to 33%.
5 Cool Uses for Big-Data in Financial Services
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1/24/2013  
Accelerating Hadoop and Improving TCO by using the LSI Nytro MegaRAID
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1/24/2013  
Data is growing in volume, variety and value. Progressive companies in finance, retail and social media are finding ways to mine data for customer insight and competitive advantage. Download this white paper to understand the significant results you can gain from a Hadoop environments such as cutting run times by as much as 33% while running jobs a third faster.
Survey Results: The State of Flash in Financial Services
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11/16/2012  
A variety of competitive, regulatory, and technology challenges continue to keep IT professionals awake at night. While new types of software systems address such challenges, flash-based storage and flash-based application acceleration technologies are vital to maximizing the benefits from such applications. Download this white paper to find out how your organization can leverage flash-based technologies to meet business needs today and ensure success in the future.
How to Decide if It’s Time for Hybrid SSD Raid Controllers
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11/5/2012  
Server side SSD caching solutions are popular implementation choices for performance upgrades because they allow users to put the performance right where it’s needed, in the application server itself. For many of these use cases, a direct attached disk array is part of that infrastructure, which often means a RAID card is also installed on the application server.
Realize Greater ROI with Increased Virtual Machine Density
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10/15/2012  
Learn how to increase utilization of your organization’s server resource.
The Benefits of the LSI Nytro XD Caching Solution
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10/2/2012  
Caching on flash is garnering much attention for the promise of substantial performance increases and latency reductions for enterprise applications, especially database workloads. Caching on flash, regardless of where it is implemented in the I/O path, places a copy of "hot" data into its cache so that I/O activity can be accelerated.
The Data Deluge: Enhancing Big Data Analytics in Financial Services with Solid-State Storage
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9/24/2012  
Leveraging big data's potential is rapidly becoming critical to the success of financial services firms, whether your organization is focused on investing, banking or insurance. Indeed, a recent survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit showed that nine out of 10 surveyed business leaders believe data is now the fourth factor of production, as fundamental to business as land, labor and capital.
Application Acceleration Tips: NYTRO MegaRAID Use Case
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9/6/2012  
A customer with a growing database size faced slower and slower application performance., which was traced to slow storage performance. As it was not economically feasible to totally replace that storage, they considered adding ash storage for the ”hot data” they access most frequently.
How to Eliminate Performance Bottlenecks and Deliver Uncompressed HD Video
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9/6/2012  
Talent costs money. Studio time costs money. Equipment costs money. Setup and teardown cost money. Your digital audio and video capture, edit, and FX tools have to perform or you’re wasting time, money, and talent.
Solid State Storage Technology Delivers Performance, Simplicity and Reliability
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9/6/2012  
With the explosion of social networking data and collaborative web applications, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing, data centers around the world are facing some hard decisions. Traditional data centers built around server and middleware infrastructure can’t effectively scale to serve the terabytes of data needed to support these new applications.
How to Keep Customer Response Time to the 3-Second Maximum
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9/6/2012  
Rapid response time is a major factor contributing to customer satisfaction -- Web applications that perform well can strengthen a company’s brand, reputation, and create customer loyalty. One of the major factors in limiting response times is disk-based storage. The delays in accessing data are due to the latency of a rotating disk and result in many companies considering flash technology-based storage.
Solid State Storage System Delivers Unprecedented ROI
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9/6/2012  
Greenpower, a leading direct marketer of nutritional supplements, needed to improve its marketing efforts through the application of deep analytics. Running analytics on their initial choice of a disk-based storage array with serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives could take 20 hours.
How to Meet the Demands of a Transactional Web 2.0 Ecosystem
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8/15/2012  
Today’s workload-intensive business applications are constrained by performance limitations of hard disk drives (HDDs) while solid state drives (SSDs) provide up to 1,000 times more transactions per second, but at a much higher cost per gigabyte (GB). A more economical approach is to mix both SSDs and HDD together, however, administrators traditionally would need to configure performance-critical applications to access SSDs.
5 Key Benefits You Gain with Improved Database Performance
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8/15/2012  
Supporting high transaction rates with minimal response times is frequently a requirement for today’s enterprise databases, but many Database Administrators don’t have the time to successfully tune the database to meet these requirements. In some cases, companies will hire consultants to tune their databases to meet these application response time requirements.
How to Reduce Power Consumption in an Enterprise IT Environment
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8/15/2012  
Today’s enterprise environments demand a high performance IT infrastructure to be competitive while data center managers are challenged to reduce power consumption due to increased energy cost and concerns over the ecological impact of power generation.
Flash Technology Brings High Performance Storage to Data Centers
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8/15/2012  
Enterprise-level flash technology is transforming the computing environment and is bringing high performance storage to the datacenter environment. Flash-based caching is an excellent way to bring the high performance and low latency of flash technology at a minimal cost and without requiring application changes or back-end storage changes.




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