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A guide to hybrid flash storage arrays

In this special report we look at products that merge SSD and spinning disk, and key market trends. First up, Antony Adshead on the big six storage vendors, then Chris Evans considers the startups.

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    Flash is fast-growing within the realm of storage technology, and it has rapidly become the obvious choice for modernizing data centers.

    However, flash’s growth has attracted the attention of various vendors, causing a variety of flash-based platforms to flood the market—and more importantly, confusing storage admins as about to which appliance they should turn.

    In this resource, discover how top IT managers re differentiating one vendor’s flash solution from another—and make a decision given their guidance. Beyond speed, uncover key metrics that affect IT’s flash investments, like:
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