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August 2015

Chop latency with server-side flash storage

Sponsored by SearchStorage.com

On-board storage in servers has traditionally meant high-performance hard disk drives. Today that is changing, with server-side flash storage a popular alternative to boost application performance.

There are a variety of ways to deploy flash in servers, however. And choosing between traditional form factor solid-state drives and PCI Express-based flash -- not to mention emerging technologies such as memory channel-connected flash -- can be challenging. As with any class of technology, each approach has benefits and drawbacks to consider. This handbook looks at the server-side flash market today, explains each server-side flash approach, outlines their strengths and weaknesses, and offers real-world examples to help you decide what's right for your organization.

If you are evaluating server-side flash, or flash storage in general, this is a must read.

Table Of Contents

  • Choices for flash storage in servers
  • Server-side flash form factors
  • The knock-down, drag-out battle for server-side flash