Gartner Research

Use Top-of-Rack Flash for Analytics and Emerging Applications

Published: 11 April 2018

ID: G00347786

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks


New storage infrastructures called top-of-rack flash provide an alternative to slower, complex or inefficient storage solutions. I&O leaders should learn how to leverage top-of-rack flash to meet their organizations' demands for real-time and/or near-real-time analytics applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Read and Analyze Data Directly From a Rack-Attached Storage to Enable Faster Multiple Runs and/or Analyses
  • Avoid Using Internal Storage or Flash Accelerator Cards Within Servers With Multicore CPUs and Multiple GPUs
  • Provision More Processing Power for Data Analytics Servers by Using Top-of-Rack-Flash-Based SSAs Connected via High-Speed but Low-Cost Interconnects

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