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DEFINITION: Solid-state storage is a nonvolatile, removable storage medium that employs integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. It is the equivalent of large-capacity, nonvolatile memory. Examples include flash memory Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices and various proprietary removable packages intended to replace external hard drives. The main advantage of solid-state storage is the fact  … 
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UCB Accelerates Clinical Data Analysis with NetApp EF540 Flash Array
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how UCB, a leading developer in medicines for neural and immune disorder, used flash storage to speed up their data analysis execution and widen data availability in clinical trials.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

NetApp

6 Uncomfortable Questions To Ask Your All-Flash Vendor
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This eBook is intended to help you see past the smoke and mirrors set up by storage vendors. Ask your vendor these six key, albeit uncomfortable storage questions to quickly get to the bottom of things and gain more control in the storage purchasing process.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Kaminario

Pure Storage for State and Local Government
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's consumers expect their governments to use their tax dollars wisely and provide a private-like experience. So how can the government deliver the best, most efficient services to its constituents? Flash storage offers remarkable performance that can modernize legacy application, increase efficiency and decrease cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Streamlining E-Discovery with Virtual Desktops on Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Cohen Milstein is a pioneer in class action lawsuits for consumers wronged by big corporations. With a steadily growing amount of documents to review, storage became a bottleneck to performance and scalability. Read on to see how flash storage enabled Cohen Milstein run e-discovery tools on 250 virtual desktops with less than 1ms latency and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

NetApp

Why All-flash Storage is the Next Step for Government Data Centers
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The amount of data government agencies must store is rapidly increasing. But government agencies can't just build more data centers to house this data. In this Q&A, Melanie Stevens, Director, State and Local Government and Education, discusses why all-flash is an important next step in the storage evolution for government agencies.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

5 Ways Storage Is Holding You Back
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Solid state storage used to cost a pretty penny but with its cost decreasing, it's a game changer for agency data centers dealing with data challenges and raising public expectations for instantaneous service. Not convinced? In this white paper, learn five reasons why it's worth considering upgrading to all-flash storage.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

5 Questions to Determine If It's Time for a Storage Upgrade
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments in education are under immense pressure to deliver improved services with limited resources but most legacy data centers aren't capable of delivering the performance required. Take this five question assessment to determine whether your educational infrastructure could benefit from implementing all-flash storage.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Performance Tips
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: Not all flash solutions are created equal so it's important to understand the difference between real-world performance and advertised vanity performance. Thankfully, this guide makes it simple to separate the true stars from the posers. Check out these three easy steps to find an all-flash solution that will optimize application performance.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Kaminario

Modernizing Storage for the Cloud Era: Government Edition
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: "Cloud First" is the new mantra and government data centers must quickly move far away from legacy systems and silos of data and realign their storage strategy for the cloud era. To find the best storage strategy, view this white paper which discusses the new storage model for the cloud era and highlights key storage characteristics for the cloud.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Now Debuting: The Industry's First "Rack-Scale Flash" Enterprise Storage Platform
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: The consolidation of legacy and next-gen apps on the same virtual infrastructure is posing new challenges for admins trying to meet performance requirements while managing demands for real-time response and "always-on" availability. In this white paper, learn about a flash storage system designed to solve this problem with big data/analytics.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Dell EMC

Three Reasons to Use An All Flash Array
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Flash used to be an expensive investment but organizations can now obtain 100-1000X the performance of traditional disks for the same or less cost per GB. In this eBook we reveal in detail the most compelling benefits of flash that just might lead you to consider its adoption (psst: they are ease of use, performance and affordability).
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Case Study: St. Luke's University Hospital
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: When implemented correctly in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, flash storage can increase ROI and decrease TCO. Check out this Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by Forrester upon a healthcare system utilizing flash to see real-world financial benefits of an investment in flash storage.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide: Gov't Edition
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: But which flash storage vendor is right for you? Through this white paper, you'll learn how to evaluate solid state storage vendors to get the most value out of your investment. Determine exactly where and how flash storage can improve the performance and agility for your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Implementation: Challenges and Objectives
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this concise resource, analysts review the results of implementing flash arrays in one organization's overall storage environment. Discover ways St. Luke's benefitted when they achieved storage acceleration for faster management reporting, fewer racks as a result of data reduction, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Four Reasons Governments Use Flash to Consolidate Cloud Applications
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Using flash storage, government organizations are able to invest in cloud and transform their app development and delivery into a cost efficient, service-centric model. In this white paper, discover the top four reasons why governments choose to consolidate cloud applications on a flash storage platform.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Storing the Data to Power your Agency
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Discover how flash storage can replace disk-based storage and help government organizations achieve these various goals. Read testimonials from IT experts on how your organization can thrive using solid state to store data and learn how other agencies leverage storage solutions to address new challenges.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Why It's Time to Consolidate Your Primary Workloads on All-Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: All-flash storage is increasingly being used to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform to reduce complexity, enhance agility and lower costs. Learn the three factors that are shaping the use of all-flash storage and key characteristics to look for to get the most out of your all-flash storage solution.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

NetApp

5 Reasons Why All-Flash Arrays Won’t Magically Solve All Your Problems
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage has been heralded as a magic solution to latency and performance issues but is this game-changing technology really that magical? In this white paper, learn the top 5 reasons why all-flash arrays aren't able to magically solve all of your storage problems.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

IntelliMagic

Flash Storage Scalability Guide
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: To support the ebb and flow of your business, your storage should be capable of scaling up capacity while increasing performance. But it's important to remember that not all storage solutions are the same. In this white paper, learn three characteristics to look for in your next storage solution.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Kaminario

Guide to Cost Effective Flash at a Glance
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: By 2019, around two-thirds of all enterprise budget allocated to primary storage will be spent on these arrays. Given this huge transition from spinning disk to flash, it's important to remember that not all flash solutions are equal. In this brief guide, you will find four tips to help your business get the most out of your all-flash investment.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Kaminario

IDC White Paper: Flash Accelerated and Cloud Ready: New Storage Requirements for Enterprise Apps
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud and flash storage is the new power couple in the IT world but many still have questions regarding their compatibility. Discover Eric Burgener's answers to the top 5 questions posed by NetApp customers regarding this new couple's compatibility and how you can benefit the most out of the relationship.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

NetApp

Spotlight: Increasing Enterprise Application Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise applications (EAs) are the lifeblood of the IT circulatory system but a sluggish storage system can impede the flow and success of your enterprise. Flash storage is an effective method for boosting EAs performance but choosing the right flash storage solution can be tough. Access this paper for expert recommendations and storage tips.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

NetApp

Flash Storage: Powering the Future of IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how flash storage not only provides the performance necessary to run critical, next-gen applications, but also the security to prevent data breaches—including in mobile, cloud, and data analytics content.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

IBM

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This guide helps prospective All Flash Array (AFA) buyers evaluate their different options. Find out what key features to look for and get help comparing and contrasting the diverse set of market offerings from both startup and established vendors.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Moving Toward All Solid-State Storage Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: More mature, reliable and cost-effective, SSAs is keeping the private datacenter competitive and stalling app migration to the cloud. Understanding its full impact is vital to business success so access now to learn expert recommendations on fully utilizing SSAs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2016

NetApp
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SOLID STATE DISKS DEFINITION (continued): …  that it contains no mechanical parts. Everything is done electronically. As a result, data transfer to and from solid-state storage media takes place at a much higher speed than is possible with electromechanical disk drives. The absence of moving parts may translate into longer operating life, provided the devices are reasonably cared for and are not exposed to electrostatic discharge. Solid-state storage media lags behind electromechanical drives in terms of storage capacity. As of this writing, flash memory USB devices can store up to approximately 1 gigabyte (GB), whereas hard drives commonly … 
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