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Use Workload-Modeling Tools to Optimize Market Positioning of Solid-State Drives

Published: 11 September 2014

ID: G00263812

Analyst(s): Sergis Mushell, Valdis Filks, Michele Reitz, Heeral Kota

Summary

Storage vendors often struggle to match their SSDs to customers' application workloads. Those whose product managers use workload-monitoring tools to identify the most suitable workloads will be more successful at marketing different form factors and interfaces.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Highlight the Advantages for High-Performance Computing Users of Using SSDs in Storage Systems and as a Caching Tier in Servers
  • Position SSDs as an Alternative Remedy When Processes Become Bottlenecks due to Inadequate Memory Performance
  • Highlight Storage-Dependent Workloads as SSDs Can Boost Capabilities for SANs and NAS
  • Application Workloads That Can Benefit From Solid-State Drives

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