Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Debunking SSD Myths

As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges | Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

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Debunking SSD Myths
 By now everyone is aware of the performance leap offered by solid-state drives (SSDs) compared to hard disk drives (HDDs), but some SSD myths persist. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.Myth 1: SSDs are prohibitively expensiveAn SSD can cost more than its HDD equivalent when you look simply at the price tag for a given capacity. However, cost savings can be seen when you look at the amount of real-world performance each of your dollars buys. For example, one SSD can do the work of about 40 HDDs, but that SSD doesn’t cost 40 times as much. In fact, an SSD costs less when you consider the work it accomplishes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest
Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.It’s a big change for Oracle, which has always emphasized performance over price. And it’s a tacit admission that Cisco and EMC may have read the market better. The purchase price of Oracle’s hardware has sometimes been an “impediment” for customers, Ellison said.The vendors all sell converged systems, which combine servers, storage, network and software into pre-built systems that can ease set-up and yield faster performance.But while Oracle has built big, powerful systems with price tags to match, Cisco and EMC, through a joint venture called VCE, sell systems that can start small and are built around lower-priced, 2-socket x86 servers. That’s not to say they’re cheap, but they’re cheaper than what Oracle has to offer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Coming off a huge year in venture capital investing, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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