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Data compression with SSD
Compression is another topic gaining a fresh look because of solid-state storage technology. Because SSD technology
Another solution, mentioned above, is to have all-flash storage arrays. This will become more common as the big storage vendors take up the trend begun by some startup companies last year. We can fully expect to see flash arrays from the big storage vendors announced this year. It’s also very likely that in the near future, all-flash arrays will have the same advanced features that current hard drive-only systems have today, including things like thin provisioning, data deduplication and more.
BIO: Dennis Martin has been working in the IT industry since 1980, and is the founder and president of Demartek, a computer industry analyst organization and testing lab.
This was first published in March 2012