SSD and Flash Storage
Solid-state disk and flash are driving some of the most exciting developments in storage due to the high performance and increasing capacity of flash technology. Many organizations have standardized on hybrid arrays for shared infrastructure and are now deploying all-flash arrays to control costs and deliver high performance to their most demanding applications. This section covers the many options available for deploying flash technology today, including server flash, hybrid arrays, caching technology and all-flash arrays.
As flash storage has become more robust and affordable for enterprise environments, IT teams are using it to solve some of their most pressing performance challenges, such as OLTP, databases and desktop virtualization.
Flash is emerging as the new IOPS tier for servers due to its superior latency, I/O throughput and efficiency benefits when compared with high-performance disks.
New flash-based storage options are motivating IT professionals to reconsider the mix of storage media in their data centers. Some are even starting to question how much longer spinning hard drives will play a role in their infrastructure.
NetApp has introduced several important innovations since first incorporating flash technology in 2009. On the software side, we have focused on the use of intelligent caching to maximize storage infrastructure efficiency. In hardware, our innovations have focused on high performance and reliability. This article provides a closer look at the hardware elements that enable our hybrid flash arrays: NetApp® Flash Cache™ and NetApp Flash Pool™.
Flash is a game-changing technology for the storage industry. When combined with intelligent caching software, flash can speed access to critical data and improve the efficiency of your entire storage infrastructure...
Flash technology has introduced a new set of options for storage professionals. By deploying flash technology, organizations can take advantage of increased IOPS and faster throughput to significantly boost performance…