This guide explores emerging server memory types and their pros and cons, including various DIMMs, flash and SSD storage, PCI Express accelerators and channel memory. Experts explain how to determine the best server memory upgrade for specific applications and use cases in enterprise data centers.
1Pick and choose-
Be picky when buying memory
Having a hard time choosing between new server memory options? It can be complicated with the new technologies and features available, so read up on the options before you add or upgrade memory in your server.
2Does this memory fit?-
Tailor and upgrade memory to fit your infrastructure
Step up your memory game by choosing the right configuration for your infrastructure and use cases. Find out how to optimize and upgrade memory without giving up on your existing servers.
Can you rely on your memory? Memory reliability is ever-important now that new servers can hold more and faster memory. There are ways to boost it. Continue Reading
Virtual machines (VMs) play nicely with the help of memory paging. Unfortunately, this can suppress performance. Here are a few tips to optimize paging without hurting performance. Continue Reading
Server memory configurations help improve VM performance and add flexibility, but not all are suitable for each workload. Learn how to use dynamic memory allocation, memory weight and more in this tip. Continue Reading
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3Solid state spins up-
Get flash-based storage in a flash. These expert tips and news coverage explore what you need to know about boosting memory performance with flash storage.
We're shaking up the flash storage vs. hard drive debate by asking, Which form factor is best for virtual server storage. It's no surprise that size, speed and connectivity affect the answer, along with some other considerations. Continue Reading
See ya, disk-based array! Flash-based storage is moving in and sending main storage closer to the CPU. But faster application performance comes with some noteworthy caveats about this type of storage. Continue Reading
4Remember these definitions-
Don't forget the meaning of these terms
These definitions will help you remember everything you need to know about server memory.