Gartner Research

When Implementing SSDs, Ease of Use Is More Important Than Cost-Effectiveness

Published: 06 December 2011

ID: G00218315

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks , Joseph Unsworth

Summary

Solid-state drives are a difficult technology to ignore, because they're simple to deploy, and they improve performance by an order of magnitude. Used wisely, they can improve IT responsiveness; however, used inappropriately, SSDs can sow the seeds of future management problems.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Quick Results Are Difficult to Deny
  • Saving Time and People Costs Are the Drivers, Not Hardware Costs
  • Virtualized and Centralized SSD Solutions
  • Distributed Versus Stand-Alone SSD Solutions
  • Recommendations
  • SSDs Are Not a Binary Choice: A Third Way May Appear
  • Customers' SSD Buying Patterns
  • Summary

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