Archive for October, 2014

Can You Optimize Your Data Center Storage for Capacity AND Performance? With Adaptec by PMC Solutions, YES!

Author: Dave BerryIT technician in network server room

I would probably need a data center to help me keep track of how many data centers I’ve visited across the globe. But no matter where they’re located, or what market they serve, they all have a common mission: to do more with less at the highest performance.

Businesses and consumer demand for fast, reliable and secure access to data and content is skyrocketing, forcing data centers to add more and more storage capacity and maintain the high performance that their customers expect.

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Protecting Data with Controller-Based Encryption, Part 3

Author: Kevin BurbankFIPS

What you need to know before submitting a cryptographic module for FIPS validation.

My first post gave an overview of the FIPS validation process.  The second post explored the FIPS 140-2 validation levels and their requirements.

This final post will cover some other things to keep in mind when submitting a cryptographic module for FIPS validation.

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Optimizing SSDs with Software Defined Flash, Part 1

Author: Rahul Advani

With the rise of big data applications like in-memory analytics and database processing where performance is a key consideration, enterprise Solid-State Drive (SSD) use is growing rapidly. IDC forecasts the enterprise SSD segment to be a $5.6 billion market by 20151.  In many cases, SSDs are used as the highest level of a multi-tier storage system, but there is also a trend towards all-SSD storage arrays  as price performance metrics, including dollar per IOP ($/IOP) and dollar per workload ($/workload) make it an attractive option.

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Challenges of SDN in Carrier Networks

Author: Babak Samimi

The OPEX and CAPEX benefits of Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) realized from facilitating the separation of the data, control and management planes (to allow for the orchestration and management of network resources from a central location) are widely accepted. All of us as subscribers stand to benefit from this transformation as this centralized view of network resources will create a manageable, easy-to-automate, flexible platform allowing Carriers to allocate on-demand resources and define services in real-time to keep up with our ever-changing approach of adding and using content from the Internet.  One of the major hurdles to achieving these, however, is that current SDN standards, including the industry favored OpenFlow, have not yet been augmented to specify carrier-grade functionalities.

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