Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Solid-state Appliances

Solid-state appliances are based exclusively on semiconductor memory technology (typically NAND flash or DRAM), rather than hard-disk drives (HDDs) and include fully integrated, higher-level optimization software. The storage software management layer should enable one or more of the following benefits: high availability (HA), enhanced capacity efficiency, automated data management and guaranteed levels of performance (even when the solid-state drives [SSDs] are more than 80% full).

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