Tony Afshary

Tony Afshary is director of marketing, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI, which designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks and client computing. LSI's technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with its partners. Oracle’s Exadata platform is leveraging and shipping LSI Nytro PCIe flash adapters. Oracle/Sun is also a longtime OEM of LSI SAS and MegaRAID solutions.


Articles by Tony Afshary

Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) owe their popularity to some compelling advantages in scalability, utilization and data management. But achieving high performance for some applications with a SAN or NAS can come at a premium price. In those database applications where performance is critical, direct-attached storage (DAS) offers a cost-effective high-performance solution. This is true for both dedicated and virtualized servers, and derives from the way high-speed flash memory storage options can be integrated seamlessly into a DAS configuration. There are three primary reasons now for the renewed interest in NAS.

Posted July 09, 2013