All SSD Drives Are Not Created Equal

We will review the different architecture of the SSD drives that are on the market. In a previous article the differences between Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD) where polarized, feel free to take a look at that article here. Let’s first discuss two different architecture differences for SSD namely SLC (single level cell) 

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Intels Inovative 4th Generation of Core i Processors

Intel’s Core i series of processors have been on the market for more than a few years now. Basically there are three processors available, the i3, i5, and i7; each one respectfully better than the last.  Earlier this year Intel announced their 4th generation of the Core i family, going by the name Haswell. Intel 

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The performance benefits of SSD over HDD.

Hard disk drives also known as hard drives are widely used today and will most likely be used in the future.  However, many people have been buzzing about Solid State drives (SSD) and are for a good reason. The reason is that SSD is a far better alternative storage device than HDD when it comes 

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WordPress and Joomla

What is a content management system (CMS)? Back in the day, for someone to edit or manage a site they need to have a strong discipline in computer programming.  But thanks to developer, they made it an abstract way of build a website for users. Now it takes little understanding to build and manage a 

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What is OpenStack?

Open Stack Open Stack is an open source project that Rackspace (website hosting company) and NASA started. They have created a kind of online fantasy world, where storage, resources and performance would be no object, and small startups could build up immensely in the clouds, knowing that when their day came, they’d be able to 

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FreeNas and Openindiana

For the past few years, the Network-attached storage (NAS) has steadily gained popularity because of its simple file sharing system. It is currently being implemented in many offices and the numbers growing. The NAS is a basic computer that connects to a network whose only purpose is to store files for sharing within the network. 

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Hadoop and the Big Data Problem Solution

Hadoop and the Big Data Problem Solution     What is Hadoop: The Apache™ Hadoop is an open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale 

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Windows Server 2012 – Overview and Comparison

The latest release of Windows Server 2012 is out and brings revolutionary new experience and sophisticated look. This new product has new modern look, improved security, it’s more robust and capable for new cloud implementation and virtualization. The new multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure helps users to connect from anywhere and anytime. The Hypervisor allows moving VM 

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IOPS

When it comes to measuring a storage system’s overall performance, Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) is still the most common metric in use.  In this article, I provide introductory information that goes into calculations that will help you figure out what your system can do. I will also share how we calculate IOPS in our 

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How we built a Multi-tiered Storage System

Data Storage is a vital component to any business  The storage market has matured quite rapidly and a variety of options are now available to support a variety of business requirements. In our previous articles we had discussed different storage options that are available on the market today. For those that want more hands on approach in designing there 

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