Utterson beheld a marvelous number of degrees and hues of twilight; for here it would be dark like the back-end
of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown, like the light of some strange conflagration; and here, for a moment, the fog would be quite broken up, and a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths.
With its unique back-end
architecture, the Emulex InSpeed technology already has delivers enhanced reliability, availability and serviceability to our midrange and SME iStorage series products," said Kazuyuki Fujiwara, Senior Manager of System File Products Division, NEC Corporation.
Over the past year, major storage system providers have steadily been migrating their systems to "switched back-end
architectures" to improve system RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) characteristics and lower overall storage ownership costs.
To accomplish this, back-end
systems must be linked together with Web content front-ends to deliver virtual records.
What all of these newer devices have in common is the ability to connect you via a Web browser to back-end
servers where your critical data and applications reside.
In contrast to traditional back-end
sales loads, contingent deferred sales charges usually apply only for the first few years that you own a fund; then they disappear.
James Myers: One of the challenges we have as vendors, and probably one of the reasons this switched back-end
has been adopted more quickly in the higher-end storage subsystems, is because some of those switched components are a bit costly, quite honestly.
In certain workloads, it allows faster access to the back-end
so that you can accommodate those workloads to maintain consistent performance.
Moving from a shared back-end
bus structure to a switch-based backend structure in the design of RAID servers or file servers can significantly enhance the performance and availability of these systems.