Whitepaper: Grow media content revenue with Flash-enabled real-time analytics.

by HGSTMay 03, 2016

A leading media corporation needed to solve three key business challenges (Dynamic Ad Insertion, predictive analysis and system performance) to enhance customer experience and facilitate business growth. Learn how they enhances customer experience and secures future revenue growth with HGST Storage.

Whitepaper: Future-proof and scalable web services

by HGSTFeb 03, 2016

Due to the rapid growth of online services, such as sales channel incentives, customer loyalty programs and charity fundraisers, Grass Roots had outgrown their 3-year old Storage Area Network (SAN). With a continuously increasing volume of online business, the company needed a way to scale efficiently without having to purchase more performance and capacity than is needed in the near-term. Read more to find out how Grass Roots overcomes these challenges.

Whitepaper: HGST Helium-filled Drives Take Netflix Capacity and TCO to New Heights

by HGSTNov 10, 2015

The way people consume video-based content has changed dramatically over recent years. At the forefront of this evolution is Netflix, today's undisputed video-streaming service leader. The company has experienced remarkable growth since launching its video-streaming service in 2007. Based on recent expansion efforts, there seems to be no end in sight to consumers' growing appetites for on-demand video. So how does Netflix continue to fuel its rocket-like growth trajectory? Read on...

Webcast: Flash for MySQL: How to Increase Performance and Lower Costs

by HGSTJun 12, 2015

Is your MySQL database storage plan killing your datacenter efficiency? The traditional storage approach for MySQL databases is to deploy servers in master/slave pairs.  The master is part of a larger cluster where database rows are horizontally ‘shared’ across multiple masters to enable scale-out. Slaves are used for off-load of read traffic and act as fail-over nodes in the event that a master server crashes or data gets corrupted. Since database corruption and server crashes are rare, many slaves sit idly, taking up space, power, and requiring expensive cooling.

Attend this Webinar and you'll learn about options that allow you to de-couple slaves from masters and consolidate servers, resolving sever sprawl without putting your data at risk. In this one-hour presentation, we'll give you:

  • Four viable options for addressing server sprawl. 
  • A simple, yet effective option to reduce server count by up to 50%.
  • Ways to time and money by changing the way your masters replicate to your pool of slaves.

Register now to attend this webinar and as an added bonus you'll receive the white paper "Optimize MySQL Cluster Environments with HGST Flash Pools."

Webcast: A Flash Crash Course on Flash-Based Architectures

by HGSTFeb 27, 2015

The latest generation of enterprise applications offer incredible performance – but only if the storage infrastructure can keep up. That can be a problem for many organizations,which need to stretch their existing capital investments as far as they can go. Fortunately, Flash technology has emerged as an affordable and compelling alternative to even the most expensive SANs and appliances for high-performance deployments.

In this webcast, subject matter expert Bert Scalzo, chief architect at HGST, will shed lighton the numerous flash-based architecture alternatives currently available to data center managers and Oracle DBAs – from the most basic non-RAC flash alternatives to truly disruptive technologies.

The webcast will cover:

  • Pros and cons of relevant flash technologies
  • Latest HGST Flash technology that enables RAC to perform at new levels
  • How to choose from among the many alternatives

As a takeaway, you will also receive the white paper "All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Oracle® Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Oracle Linux". 

Whitepaper: SATA vs. PCIe Solid-State Storage Solutions for MySQL Environments

by HGSTDec 01, 2014

Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims to answer the question, "Is it better to use slower SATA SSDs in RAID or a faster PCIe SSD to scale up MySQL database performance?"

Webcast: How to Consolidate Your MySQL Master/Slave Pairs by Half

by HGSTOct 20, 2014

MySQL slave replicas are a wonderful way of preserving data and service availability.  But they’re also incredibly wasteful and expensive.  They double the initial cost of deployments, and they’re always on—burning power and heating up your data centers.  HGST has developed a unique way of speeding up MySQL servers while preserving data redundancy and service availability with much less hardware and power.  HGST Virident Solutions paired with our tried-and-true FlashMAX PCIe SSD provides a ultra-performance, shared, highly available data store for MySQL.  This clustering solution:

  • Enables the creation of a full-Flash, full-performance N+1 high availability cluster for MySQL
  • Eliminates the need for active slaves by replicating data at the Flash level
  • Requires only a single additional backup server which always has access to a HA copy of all your MySQL databases

HGST’s Director of Field Marketing Walter Hinton and Global Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Earle Philhower will describe the solutions architecture and management operations of this solution, as well as present metrics to demonstrate how such a cluster could save you both capital and operational expenses.

As a takeaway, you will also receive the white paper “Optimize MySQL Cluster Environments with HGST Flash Pools”.

Whitepaper: IPFS Implements Desktop Virtualization to Meet Needs for Security, Centralized Management, and Cost-Efficiency

by HGSTOct 04, 2014

In response to recent growth in the premium finance industry and an expanding workforce, Imperial PFS recently leveraged a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment to cost-effectively scale their business. The addition of HGST FlashMAX II storage devices allows IPFS to meet their need for fast response times and increased performance.