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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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16 Questions to Consider When Buying Flash Storage
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: What questions should you really be asking to ensure you make the right flash buying decision down the road? Here are 16 questions to consider when buying flash storage. Download now to learn what it takes to make the right buying decision the first time around.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2017

Prosys- HPE

Flash Revelations From 1,000 Storage Users: Workload Performance and Adoption Sentiment
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: Discover how 1,000 expert storage users responded to the question, "What surprises have you experienced since you started deploying flash storage in your organization?" and assess how well flash pairs with VDI, big data, Microsoft SQL Server, and more.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Prosys- HPE

Your Guide to Investing in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: If you're like your peers, then flash storage is more than just on your radar. How can you spend less time worrying about which flash storage option is right for you and spend more time reaping the benefits? Download this informative buyer's guide to find out.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Prosys- HPE

General Purpose Storage Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Having a strong understand of how vendors are changing their marketing, sales and storage portfolios increase the ability of I&O leaders to optimize storage refreshes and maintain a competitive edge. In this Gartner study, see how 19 general-purpose storage vendors stack up and learn more about their individual strengths and cautions.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 21 Dec 2016

Nimble Storage

Selecting the Right All-Flash Storage Array
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tries to answer the question, 'How do IT managers differentiate one vendor's flash solution from another?' Beyond speed, uncover key metrics that affect IT's flash investments, like relationships and support, scalability and architecture, performance, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 08 Dec 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How to Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: If you're looking to boost performance of business critical apps and consolidate a virtual server, flash may be the way to go. But with a multitude of vendors offering flash, where should you start? Check out this easy-to-read guide and find 8 key considerations and questions to ask yourself before investing in flash.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Meet the Flash Platform Transforming Customer Expectations of Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Download this IDC paper to assess the technical, financial, and business implications of implementing an all-flash storage offering that's shaking up the traditionally risky enterprise storage upgrade cycle with a system that is non-disruptive and requires no data migration.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

All-Flash Data Centers for Dummies
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Traditional storage solutions are no longer able to fulfill the rapidly growing expectations of end users in the 24/7 on business environment. In this comprehensive eBook, learn about all-flash storage – a cost-effective, high performing system that is replacing disk systems as the preferred storage infrastructure for virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Get the Benefits of All Flash, Simplified
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage is a simple, high performing method of managing and seamlessly extending data storage to the cloud. Access this white paper to learn about one flash storage platform that has intelligent wear leveling and automated, policy based tiering to prolong the life of your investment.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Flash: It's Not Just For Databases Anymore
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why secondary storage systems and mid-level workloads can benefit from flash and the top four requirements that should be considered when adopting flash.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

IBM

Mesabi Group: IBM Extends Flash Storage Across All Primary Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Superior to hard disk drives (HDD) in performance and reliability, flash is fast becoming ubiquitous for production storage. In this white paper, learn the top three reasons why flash is outperforming hard disk drives.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

IBM

Tegile IntelliFlash Flash-Centric Architecture Bests Dell Compellent Through In-line Data Efficiency, True Unified Storage & All-inclusive Licensing
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Flash is creating disruptive change in the data center and the storage industry. Access this white paper and learn about a flash optimized storage solution that is poised to be the next-generation storage alternative to current storage hardware.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Tegile

Tegile IntelliFlash Bests Nimble Storage Through Architecture Flexibility
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Flash is transforming the data center – 57% of enterprises are already using some degree of flash to speed up multiple apps. With numerous vendors offering all-flash and hybrid arrays, it can be hard to see the subtle difference between products. In this white paper, learn about the unique offerings from two vendors: Tegile and Nimble Storage.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Tegile

Busting Solid-State Storage Myths: Maximizing the Impact of Flash
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to bust common solid state storage myths, and find out exactly how some companies are using flash to reach their data storage goals.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Tegile IntelliFlash Outshines EMC VNX in Data Efficiency, Agility, and Bundled Features
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Whether designed from the ground up or purpose-built, the different approaches to hybrid storage each have their own faults and virtues. In this white paper, learn four advantages ground up designs have over purpose-built hybrid storage.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Tegile

Tegile IntelliFlash Flash-Centric Architecture Bests Dell Compellent Through In-line Data Efficiency, True Unified Storage & All-inclusive Licensing
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: With flash memory transforming data center performance and economics, flash vendors offer unique benefits to VDI, server virtualization and database acceleration deployments. In this white paper, learn four ways Tegile IntelliFlash differs from Pure Storage FlashArray//m in meeting the needs of the data center.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Tegile

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, flash has transformed the storage industry and led to the development of cost efficient all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

Tintri

Proven HFA Vendor Nimble Storage Achieving Rapid Success in the AFA Market
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Now offered as hybrid flash array (HFA) and all-flash array (AFA), consumers can now mix and match these platforms to best fit their needs and budgets. In this white paper, learn 4 key considerations that will help leverage HFA and AFA flash types and take a closer look at one of the top flash market leaders.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Nimble Storage

6 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for the Healthcare Data Center of the Future
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive environment, healthcare organizations are only as strong as their underlying IT infrastructure. Implementing all-flash storage can enable organizations to meet the requirements of today's burgeoning data growth. Read on to learn six key steps IT teams can take today to build the data center of the future.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

How IT Modernization Can Enable Healthcare’s Continuum of Care Model
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Continuum of Care aims to improve patient outcomes and enhance provider productivity but most legacy systems cannot provide the performance needed. Access now to learn key tech characteristics IT leaders should look for to modernize their data centers and network infrastructures, and support the Continuum of Care.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

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

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

Making Smart Decisions on SSD-Based Scale-Out Storage
sponsored by Intel CAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn multiple use cases and environments SSDs work in as well discover a portfolio of SSD that can work in a variety of software-defined environments.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 13 Dec 2016

Intel CAS

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
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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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