Gartner Research

Unlocking the Hidden Value of Flash-Based Server Memory

Published: 30 August 2013

ID: G00238095

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch

Summary

In servers, most flash technology masquerades as disk drives, hiding its true semantics, behavior and attributes. Infrastructure and operations leaders can access the capabilities (exemplified by Fusion-io's July announcement) to deliver high performance, new functionality and increased usable life.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The capabilities of flash technology that were hidden when emulating disk drives will be exploited by developers to deliver tangible added value
  • Visibility into the internal state of flash-based storage will help coders strip out complexity and improve outcomes

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