Understanding the benefits and uses of all-flash storage in the M&E workflow

Introduction The advantage that Flash-based storage in general, and NVMe in particular brings to the M&E workflow is the ability to disconnect the scaling of performance from the scaling of capacity.  This can be used to patch non-optimal workflows (valid use of the technology when done intentionally) but it can also be used to deliver […]

Understanding the Cost of EBS Snapshots

It’s Simple It’s simple, just go to the EBS Pricing page. You’ll find some answers here but you might be left still wondering about a few things. It shows that Standard Snapshots are $0.05/GB/month in us-east-1 (we’ll discuss Archive Snapshots in a later post). It also states that “EBS Snapshots in the Standard tier are stored incrementally, […]

Introducing Cloud & Clear

A Brief History of System Deployment In technology, systems proliferate. They didn’t always, at least not at today’s pace. Deploying a new system used to be a physical process. It would require approval throughout the organization. You had to consult the data center manager, the network team, finance, and procurement. It required planning and took […]

Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP: Part VI – Replication

Overview Throughout this series we’ve examined the functional and cost impact of different deployment options for Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) in AWS. We’ve also looked at the options in the use context of Data Protection and DR. As mentioned in the introductory post of the series, these are the most likely use cases among existing […]