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How AWS taught SSD’s to sprint the marathon with DynamoDB

Graham spends a lot of his time tuning and finding the cause of performance issues on some of the largest WebSphere Portal installations. Inevitably during our recent conversation we turned the topic to SSD’s, and performance considerations of database workloads atop. Interestingly the most visible SSD proponent and database service…

Cloud Bursting, a reality check

Working with a heavily enterprise-led customer base, I was excited to see an article looking specifically at how large corporates can extend their workloads into the cloud, within the industry this is commonly referred to as cloud bursting and unicorn spotting. Last night I read a post by Aditya over…

NAND is dead, long live NAND

A question was raised internally the other night, specifically looking at the balance between performance and reliability of NAND devices; asked as a result of a paper titled “The Bleak Future of NAND Flash Memory”. I must admit, sensationalism and geek link-bait executed to perfection. The paper, written by Laura…

Measuring NAND Longevity

No secret that NAND/Flash/SSD drives are fundamentally different to their spinning cousins. Yet given the relative lack of high-visibility maturity of NAND technologies within the enterprise, adoption of standards has yet to proliferate. Specifically around the determination of failure rate. When we start looking at availability of mechanical drives or…

A prediction . . .

an abstraction of abstractions (even from definitions), we soon realise that apps written for tomorrows consumption don’t have to be tied to processor architecture or even a specific OS to run

Extending vShield

At its core vShield Edge is a very lightweight appliance which underpins the network scalability within vCloud Director. Here I will show you how to extend its feature-set.