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March 2015

All-flash vs. hybrid flash storage arrays: Which is right for you?

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Hybrid flash storage arrays are currently the most popular way to deploy solid-state storage in enterprises today. An organization might have one or two applications that require the performance that flash offers, such as a database or virtual desktop infrastructure. In those cases, an all-flash array may be overkill. However, hybrid arrays may not satisfy the performance demands of every organization. Because of this, interest in all-flash arrays is growing.

Today's all-flash arrays offer the functionality that storage managers have come to expect of enterprise storage products, such as deduplication, replication and thin provisioning. As the price of all-flash arrays continues to drop, it is likely that many shops will consider them a valid option. This Drill Down can help you decide whether a hybrid or all-flash array is right for your needs.

About The Author

Carol Sliwa - Research Director, IDC

Carol Sliwa was a senior news writer for SearchStorage.Read More

Table Of Contents

  • Enterprise flash usage centers on hybrid arrays
  • Choosing between all-flash arrays and hybrid arrays
  • A little flash or a lot?

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