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Essential guide to the all-flash array market

Last updated:October 2015

Editor's note

Initially, products in the all-flash array market lacked enterprise-class capacity and features such as snapshot, replication and quality of service. As such, all-flash arrays were relegated to accelerating performance of specific applications.

Today, all-flash array capacities, physical characteristics, application, features and endurance now rival those of market-leading hard disk drive arrays and hybrid flash arrays. Costs have also decreased as the price of NAND chips continues to decline. Because of this, some organizations are considering all-flash storage arrays for their Tier-1 data.

However, not all-flash arrays are created equally. Like storage arrays, they come in a variety of price points that offer different capacities, performance levels and baked-in functionality.

This guide to the all-flash array market offers in-depth articles on choosing the right all-flash storage array for your needs. You'll also find a handful of examples of all-flash arrays, including helpful product specifications.

1A sampling of the all-flash array market

The following links are not an exhaustive list of the all-flash array market, but rather a cross-section of available products (accurate as of September 1, 2015).

2Brush up on your NAND knowledge

Be a true NAND nerd and check out the following terms you will need to understand to evaluate products in the all-flash array market.