Trends Report

Brief: Accelerate Your BT Services With Flash Storage

Boost Your Infrastructure Performance And Efficiency With Solid-State Storage

January 28th, 2015
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Henry Baltazar

Summary

As your digital business caters to ever shorter customer attention spans, raw execution speed must be a primary requirement of your business technology (BT) agenda, which applies technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers. Few technologies can accelerate your service performance like the lightning-fast options of solid-state storage, and until recently, such high-speed storage was prohibitively expensive. The most promising option for accelerating your service performance is flash; its storage speed fits this need well, and its price is dropping precipitously. Flash will become a larger part of the storage footprint in your technology ecosystem, both in on-premises data centers and public cloud environments. The efficiency of flash deployments will depend on where this medium is deployed. Hybrid storage systems combining flash with traditional hard disks are currently the most prominent flash storage implementation; however, the trend is shifting more toward server-centric flash options, which will be important for accelerating virtualization, cloud, and other demanding application environments. This report discusses the available flash storage options for creating an accelerated architecture suited for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' current and future customer needs.

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