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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 
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IBM Elastic Storage Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to see how a modern software defined storage system can help you overcome the limitations of disk drive technology and simplify your transition to a multi-tier storage architecture.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Analyzing the Economic Value of Flash Storage Compared to Traditional Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to traditional hard disks.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Analyst Report: Mixed All Flash Arrays Delivers Safer Higher Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to hear from expert storage analyst George Crump about how mixed all-flash arrays deliver safe high performance. Read on to learn about a flash storage system that balances storage manageability and performance boosting features that work seamlessly with any data center.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find essential advice on what to look for when purchasing a flash array and the questions to ask your vendor before buying.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Flash Storage Solutions for All Budgets
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a flash optimized storage system that can improve I/O and low latency at the price of disk.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Total Cost of Ownership: Disk vs. Tape
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a study comparing the total cost of ownership between tape and disks.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 May 2013

LTO

Expediting Workload Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: HDD-based storage systems limit application performance, but flash solid-state drive (SSD) storage is a compact high-performance alternative. Read this whitepaper to learn about flash's many benefits.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Expediting Workload Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: HDD-based storage systems limit application performance, but flash solid-state drive (SSD) storage is a compact high-performance alternative. Read this whitepaper to learn about flash's many benefits.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Deliver More Value at Lower Cost with All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to how you can make all-flash storage a reality. You'll learn how this storage solution delivers the performance, agility, scalability, reliability, and advanced capabilities that today's data center demand.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

Understanding AIX Logical Volume Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the specifics of the AIX LVM and provides some tips and best practice recommendations to get the most from your AIX disk storage.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Global Knowledge

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

IBM FlashSystem: Where to Use Flash
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a list of benefits of a high performance flash storage system. It also explains which situations it makes sense for organizations to implement flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource explores flash adoption rates, how IT organizations are implementing flash, and where flash can be valuable to your organization.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Accelerating eCommerce with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers guidance to stay competitive in today's marketplace by reducing storage access latency and increasing performance for both read and write access while improving user response experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

All Flash Storage Market Poised for Growth Infographic
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this one-page infographic to examine the current state of solid state storage. Find out what this technology holds for the future and discover just how much it's going to cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

HP Thin Technologies A Competitive Comparison
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

End-to-End Choices in Tiered Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes an innovative tiered storage technology that provides end-to-end choices while allowing you to manage and store data across multiple types of storage media while reducing your total cost of ownership.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Implement Flash Technology to Improve Business Performance and Efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the growing use of flash technology across the enterprise and how the technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetApp

The Business Benefits of the QLogic FabricCache Adapter
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers a broad range of business and economic benefits of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters. This solution helps close the I/O performance gap and provide the entire SAN benefits including OPEX and CAPEX savings, getting more out of an existing SAN, and increased revenue.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation
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DISK DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  has many advantages. Data transfer to and from solid-state drives is much faster than electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced. Users typically enjoy much faster boot times as well. In general, SSDs are also more durable and much quieter, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs do, however, have slower write times and a set life expectancy, as there is a finite number of erase/write cycles before performance becomes erratic. Development and adoption of SSDs has been driven by a rapidly expanding need for higher input/output performance. … 
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