Storage

EFD Specs

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There is a large lack of knowledge about Enterprise Flash Drives, what they can do and what they cant. I for one am one of those with minimal knowledge and understanding. This is some of the information I found at EMCWorld. An EFD is composed of 16 smaller flash chips, managed by an internal processor […]

Storage

Time to start using EFDs?

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Just went through a session at EMCWorld about using Enterprise Flash Drives (EFD) in Oracle environments. My initial assumption with EFDs was that they were fast and expensive, and only for your biggest databases and workloads did they make sense, now I am starting to think differently. They are still very fast and expensive (I […]

Storage

New Celerra Simulator

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In my testing I have used the Celerra simulator quite a bit. This helps me get familiar with the technology and features before trying anything in production. Now, it looks like they have released a new version that has the latest dedupe and iSCSI features. The simulator can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.documentum.com/vmwarechampion/Virtual_Machine_Library/Celerra/5_6_43_18/. More information on […]