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FCW : October 2014
GameChanger GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGY TO MEET AGENCY MISSIONS SPONSORED REPORT Iin storage that is breaking through performance barriers and second of random data. It can produce about 10,000 input/output operations per second, compared to about 200 IOPS for hard disk the IOPS of the prior generation and a more complete set of features that enables them to address a broader set of use cases.” helping maintain predictable performance. experience performance bottlenecks and unacceptable degrees resulting in faster read and write performance and much lower continue to decrease, performance becomes more important, and organizations remain pressured to reduce data center footprint. Flash Storage: A Necessary Disruption STORAGE No matter what brand or model of all-flash array you buy, you’ll experience significant benefits. But each has different features. Here’s a rundown of what’s important: Storage type: All-flash arrays can be based on block, file or object storage, or any combination of the three. The newest kid on the block is object storage, which is ideal because of its ability to deal with granular metadata and its capability to scale. Block and file storage are still good options, providing excellent performance. Ideally, a flash product will use all three. Scale-Out or Scale-Up: Scale-out technology allow arrays to be connected to add capacity, while scale-up technology allow a flash array to add capacity without adding more hardware. Most flash vendors use one technology or the other, but if you can get both, even better. Flash type: MCL, for Multi-Level Cell, is the standard, and works well for smaller enterprises. For organizations with significant scalability and performance needs, go with eMLC, an upgraded version of flash memory designed for enterprises. Maximum capacity: Depending on the vendor and model, maximum capacity per drive or module ranges from 512GB to 4TB, and maximum capacity per rack from about 6TB to 57TB. Deciding how much you need is a balance between cost and expected growth. Thin provisioning: This function provisions storage capacity on an on-demand basis as data is being written. By removing unused reserve space, thin provisioning maximizes physical storage capacity. In-line deduplication and compression: These methods of reducing data save space and increase efficiency and improve the performance of all-flash arrays. Snapshots, Cloning and Replication: Snapshots are point-in-time copies of data, restorable as needed for backups and disaster recovery. Clones are the ability to create exact copies of databases and virtual machines. All are very important flash array features. Replication copies only compressed changed data, saving space. A Flash Array Buyers Guide
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