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GameChanger GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGY TO MEET AGENCY MISSIONS SPONSORED REPORT Is All Flash the Same? W Hybrid Storage Array Flash Appliance PCIe Flash Cards Description Adds a small percentage of flash storage to a spinning disk array Adds flash capabilities to an existing data center. Generally built with two controller cards in the same chassis. These cards go directly into a server’s PCIe slot, eliminating the need for a SAS or SATA controller in the server. Performance 3-10 milliseconds read latency average latency storage 4K IOPS microseconds latency Best for workloads infrastructure workloads transition database files applications STORAGE Paying Off: The ROI of Flash Storage Flash arrays have generally been considered out of reach for cash-strapped agencies, but new capabilities have driven the price down to the point where it is comparable with high-speed mechanical hard drive systems. As DCIG analysts put it, flash storage now provides “twice the capacity for half the price.” While flash storage still costs roughly five times more than disk-based storage on a per gigabyte basis, these facts bring the ROI in line with other alternatives: volumes, where only 30- 40% of storage allocated to applications is actually being used at any given time, 100% of allocated storage is always in use in flash-based systems. that less storage has to be purchased upfront. According to Storage Switzerland, this reduces the upfront purchase by up to 60%. compression mean that data is being compressed as it is received by the storage system. Storage Switzerland estimates that this reduces actual capacity by five to 19 times. saving space and capacity. used to store data in a flash environment, is more economical. FLASH STORAGE BY THE NUMBERS 1.6 The amount, in billions, that the worldwide all-flash array market will reach by 2016. 22 The percentage of large and mid-sized organizations that are evaluating or piloting all-flash arrays in the first half of 2014, versus 9% in the first half of 2013 Source: https://451research.com/report- long?icid=3122 38 The percentage of applications being moved to flash associated with databases. The next two most popular are analytics and VDI Source: https://451research.com/report- long?icid=3122 40 The percentage by which federal agency data increases each year 60 The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) globally for the enterprise flash storage market through 2016 Source: http://www.businesswire.com/ news/home/20140526005123/en/ Research-Markets-Global-Enterprise- Flash-Storage-Report#.VAYFkmSwKkY 100 Flash can provide 100 times the performance of traditional hard drives Source: http://info.purestorage.com/ WPImpactofusingAllFlashArrays_ Request.html 40,000 The amount of data the digital universe will contain by 2020, and double every two years thereafter Source: http://www.govloop.com/ profiles/blogs/infographic-big-data- converges-with-government-it
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