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January 2015

How to decide whether a hybrid or all-flash storage array is right for you

Sponsored by SearchStorage.com

While hybrid flash arrays are currently the most popular way to deploy solid-state storage in enterprises today, demand for all-flash arrays is growing. Over the past year, the all-flash array market has changed a lot. At the end of 2013, you could easily divide the arrays on the market into two distinct camps – performance focused on one hand and feature-rich on the other. In 2014, the former camp is nearly gone, due to end user demand for functionality like deduplication, replication and thin provisioning. Today’s arrays are looking a lot like their hard disk cousins, except with much higher performance. Our Handbook on all-flash arrays offers criteria to consider when making a purchasing decision, such as the core features the array offers, how those features are delivered, scale-up vs. scale-out architecture, and more.

Table Of Contents

  • All-Flash array buyer’s guide
  • Choosing between scale-up and scale-out all-flash arrays
  • Improve all-flash storage array efficiency with thin provisioning