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Flash Memory Summit 2013 Reveals Future of NAND Flash, Predicts the End of Hard Disk Drives

In the relatively short and fast-paced history of data storage, the buzz around NAND Flash has never been louder, the product innovation from manufacturers and solution providers never more electric. Thanks to mega-computing trends, including analytics, big data, cloud and mobile computing, along with software-defined storage and the consumerization of IT, the demand for faster, cheaper, more reliable, manageable, higher capacity and more compact Flash has never been greater. But how long will the party last? Continue reading

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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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