Gartner Research

Where to Use SSDs in Your Storage Infrastructure

Published: 29 March 2013

ID: G00248903

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Gene Ruth, Valdis Filks


There is high interest in how best to exploit performance gains from SSDs, but IT professionals need to plan strategically for their impact and placement. Storage teams must understand the impacts of using SSDs in different parts of an IT infrastructure for data center customers.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • SSDs are already standard within storage arrays and, as SSDs also become standard in servers within the next three years, organizations will need to take advantage of this rapid standardization
  • Adding point SSD storage solutions increases IT operational complexity in storage management, vendor management, asset management and problem determination
  • Time spent on performance tuning and configuration by storage administrators of hybrid SSD and HDD storage arrays will be reduced
  • Appendix

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