Gartner Research

Reduce Storage Costs With More Reliable Solid-State Arrays

Published: 14 July 2017

ID: G00318626

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Santhosh Rao

Summary

The increased reliability of solid-state arrays compared to hard-disk-drive-based arrays extends ownership and asset management life cycles, and reduces support and storage administration costs. This research explains how I&O leaders can benefit from these improvements.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Because the useful life of solid-state arrays will increase to seven years or longer, I&O leaders will have longer asset ownership time scales for solid-state arrays
  • I&O leaders will see storage support costs for enterprises decrease due to the lower support and preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance requirements of solid-state arrays
  • Due to increased availability and more predictive performance, I&O leaders can provide improved service- and operational-level agreements

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