Next Generation Data Center Design

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The 5 Principles That Enable Service Providers to Grow
One thing truly dominates today’s managed and hosted services landscape: ultra competitiveness.

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Video: Flash Arrays Enable the Next Generation Data Center
Discover how all-flash storage solves the challenges of today's workloads with predictable, flexible, and easy management for both performance and capacity.

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IDC Webcast: Evaluating the ROI of All-Flash Arrays
How much time and money can transforming to a next generation data center save your organization?

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Gartner’s Evolution of Bimodal IT
When Gartner first introduced the practice of bimodal IT at its 2014 Data Center Infrastructure and Operations Summit, it was hot off the press.

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Designing the Next Generation Data Center
Gartner recently revealed that IT currently faces an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10% in server workloads; 20% in power demands; 35% in network bandwidth; and an astonishing 50% AAGR in storage.

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Guaranteeing Storage Performance: Everything you need to know about storage Quality of Service in a next generation data center
The increasing demands and velocity of change enacted on enterprise IT organizations and service providers today is unrelenting.

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Introduction to Storage Quality of Service
Quality of service (QoS) is a critical enabling technology for enterprises and service providers wanting to deliver consistent primary storage performance to business-critical applications in a multi-tenant or enterprise infrastructure.

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Technical Resources

SolidFire Element OS 9.1 User Guide
This document provides information about how to use the SolidFire Element OS™ Web user interface (UI) to configure and manage a SolidFire storage system.
By Technical Publications
SolidFire and Puppet - Technical Introduction
In this video Ed Balduf (@madskier5) introduces the new Puppet module for SolidFire.
By Ed Balduf
Configuring SolidFire on Linux for Element OS
This document explains how to configure a SolidFire Array and Linux hosts that can be used to connect to a SolidFire volume.
By Technical Solutions
Configuring OpenStack for SolidFire Storage
This document explains how to configure and connect an OpenStack Cinder host to a SolidFire storage system.
By Technical Solutions
SolidFire Element OS 9.1 API Reference Guide
This document provides information about new API methods available to use in a SolidFire storage system.
By Technical Publications
SolidFire Element 9.0 Deployment Questionnaire
This customer deployment questionnaire document provides comprehensive installation and setup information for creating a SolidFire storage environment.
By Technical Publications
SolidFire VMware vSphere® for Element OS 9.0 Configuration Guide
This document explains how to configure and connect a VMware vSphere® host to a SolidFire iSCSI target using the Native Multipath Plugins that are included with the vSphere software.
By Technical Publications
SolidFire VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ for SolidFire Storage Configuration Guide
This document addresses the configuration of the VMware® vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ (VVols) feature for use on SolidFire storage systems.
By Technical Publications
Using the SolidFire Puppet Module
The SolidFire provider allows you to provision volumes on a SolidFire cluster from either a Puppet client or a Puppet device proxy host.
By Ed Baldauf
Element 8 Customer POC Test Plan
This document provides a collection of tests designed to show features and functionality of SolidFire Element OS 8.
By Technical Publications
SolidFire Storage for Microsoft® Windows® Configuration Guide For Element® OS 9.1
This document explains how to configure a Microsoft® Windows® host to connect to a SolidFire volume.
By Technical Publications
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