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This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 11 Num. 1 March 2012
The benefits of solid-state state storage are clear; it’s fast, cool and sips power. But the technology is also changing the fundamental ways we use data center storage. Solid-state storage has brought a slew of changes to data storage environments and reshuffled the way we approach ongoing storage operations. Solid-state has revived interest in automated tiering, caching applications and data compression, along with providing high-performance persistent storage. Solid-state storage is not only transforming the storage industry, it’s making waves across the entire computing industry. We’ve seen how flash storage has completely revolutionized the consumer electronics space, replacing spinning disk drives in virtually every category of consumer devices. This same enthusiasm for flash storage is spreading to the data center. Database administrators, system admins and application owners have become aware of solid-state storage and the benefits it brings. They recognize the performance and power consumption benefits, but still have ...
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