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  • Mission-critical workloads are demanding more than today’s typical flash arrays can deliver. As a result, NVMe will increasingly replace SAS. To prepare, organizations must take into account these five key considerations.

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      Tier 0 with end-to-end NVMe

      A move to NVMe means the potential for greater efficiencies by consolidating legacy and high-performing, next-generation workloads onto a single platform. A seamless transition requires availability and management capabilities that can drive a non-disruptive migration strategy for applications and end users.

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      Integrated data services

      It is important to choose an established enterprise storage vendor offering NVMe-based systems that include basic services – multifaceted resiliency, availability and multi-tenant management capabilities.

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      Proven resiliency

      The ability to consolidate multiple workloads onto one platform can be truly transformative for an organization. But there are risks. A resiliency strategy must include features such as integrated data integrity governance, dual parity RAID, snapshots and advanced replication.

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      Machine learning

      The ability to use NVMe flash and Storage Class Memory (SCM) drives in a single system maximizes efficiency in a mixedworkload environment. Thanks to a built-in machine learning engine, data is moved to the proper media type in real time, so that performance remains high without storage management overhead.

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      Design that anticipates innovation

      Next-generation platforms must support future advancements, such as SCM drive technology and NVMe over Fabric (NVMeOF). A top-choice system should feature adaptive abilities to accommodate an IT organization’s growth and needs.

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  • Dell EMC PowerMax emphasizes end-to-end NVMe design.

    Dell EMC PowerMax with Intel® Xeon® processors is a Tier 0 enterprise storage platform based on an end-to-end NVMe design. With rich data services, 10M IOPS and real-time machine learning capabilities, PowerMax has the resiliency needed for dense, mixed workload consolidation along with the horsepower to handle next-generation, low-latency applications — all in a system designed to accommodate future needs.