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Moving Toward the All Solid-State Storage Data Center

Published: 10 March 2016

ID: G00292010

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks

Summary

Cutting-edge I&O leaders can extend the usage of solid-state arrays from just primary data. They can also use SSDs throughout the data center in servers and integrated systems to enhance IT's value to the business and reduce operating costs.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Solid-state arrays have reached a level of maturity, reliability and cost-effectiveness that they now exceed hybrid disk arrays in all characteristics except raw capacity, providing I&O leaders with agility and service improvements
  • The value proposition of higher-capacity SSDs in denser storage systems will enable I&O leaders to better support the digital business by enabling new types of applications
  • By implementing SSDs throughout the data center, I&O leaders can reduce operational costs in terms of storage array administration, physical floor and/or rack space, plus power and cooling reductions

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