Monthly Archives: April 2013

Performance-Centric Data Storage TCO Study Demonstrates Cost Advantages of Flash Arrays

The SSD genie is out of the bottle. It is common knowledge that Solid State Drives (SSD) are many times faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDD) – which is why enterprise-grade SSD and Flash storage arrays are rapidly replacing traditional HDD-based storage solutions as the de facto standard for time sensitive, tier one applications. However, conventional wisdom dictates that SSD or Flash is much more expensive. In fact, when performance counts, Flash is not only faster, in many cases, Flash is also a lot less expensive than HDD. Continue reading

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