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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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The All-Flash Data Center By 2020: Myth or Reality?
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: Is all-flash storage really going to take over the storage market by 2020? What's causing solid state drive (SSD) to become so widely adopted? Access this white paper to learn the answers and bust 5 common myths that are delaying some organizations in their flash adoption efforts.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

Avnet

Analyst Report: Justifying Investment in All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This vendor-neutral study delves beyond the performance benefits of flash usage for 3rd Platform computing—and into the economic benefits of flash deployment at scale, focusing on the TCO impacts that all-flash array adoption drives. Access now to learn why AFAs are trumping HDD-based alternatives.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Accelerating the Business Value of Flash Storage: A Practical Guide for IT Decision-Makers
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover 5 benefits of all-flash systems that go beyond simple storage, 6 objections to flash adoption and how to answer them, as well as much more by clicking inside this white paper.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If you're looking to boost performance of business critical apps and consolidate virtual servers, 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: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel®

Enable The Future of Your Business with This Family of All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Data is a major business asset. In this white paper, discover a family of all-flash storage arrays that are specifically designed to deliver you high performance, low latency flash storage at an affordable cost, and which includes integrated fraud prevention, and more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

IBM

Think Your Business Can’t Afford to Implement Flash Storage? Maybe You Can’t Afford Not To
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential white paper discover what SSD can offer your business—in terms of applications and use cases—as well as 7 ways it can address you top IT concerns, tips on how to start your flash journey, a side-by-side comparison of SSD and HDD, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

IBM

Lower Storage Costs and Comparable Performance Justify Migrating to SAP HANA Sooner
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover how to ease the burden of SAP HANA migration and realize full HANA performance by deploying SAP Dynamic Tiering on an all-flash converged infrastructure (CI). Inside, discover a cost-savings and performance comparison for this infrastructure against that of traditional SAP systems, and more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Pure Storage

Virtual SAN with Hardware Encryption Meets SSD
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to realize the benefits of all-flash virtual SAN, including inline data deduplication and compression, data-at-rest security, and more. Learn how this brand of virtual SAN eases IT deployment and frees your teams to focus on building your bottom line.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Micron

How to Prepare for Out-of-Control Data Growth
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: If you're ready for a storage refresh, access this infographic to prepare for the big data deluge by adopting flash to extend scalability, enhance virtualization support, simplify storage capacity management, and more. You'll also clue into the main drivers behind software-defined storage adoption, as told by IT pros.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Micron

Modernizing Your Data Center
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses what you need to do in order to deliver the application performance, operational stability, and business agility needed to modernize the data center and meet today's and tomorrow's flash-based storage requirements.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Brocade

Gain Better Performance, and Better Insight to Your Mainframe Storage Network
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a suite of enterprise computing hardware specifically designed to help you realize the full potential of flash storage in an IBM z Systems environment.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Brocade

Modernize Your Storage System With an All-Flash Array
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about how you can make the most out of your brand new all-flash storage environment. Explore software that can give you high availability to you data and more. Then, learn about a family of 5 products that can help push your business forward.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Jan 2017

Dell EMC Dimension Data

Welcome to Your Modern Data Center
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Transform your database and business app workloads by consolidating your mission-critical app landscapes, eliminating storage sprawl, and delivering data center modernization with this all-flash array. Read on to unlock infrastructure innovation by utilizing flash built for hybrid cloud workloads, DevOps, VDI, EMR, and more.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC Dimension Data

A Detailed Overview of An Exciting New Family of Flash Storage Products
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Discover a system that can allow you to overcome the performance and economic concerns of adopting an all-flash array. Inside, learn what this suite of flash storage products can offer you like extensive fault detection, and more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 | Published: 26 Jan 2017

Dell EMC Dimension Data

Economics, Performance, and Agility Evaluation of One Converged System
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Discover the key attributes setting one converged infrastructure apart from other full stack IT systems, featuring all-flash FAS systems setting a new performance standard. Read on to gain the performance of flash at the price of disk by evaluating the economics of this infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 25 Jan 2017

NetApp

Meet the Next-generation SSD/Flash Storage Vendors
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper read about Solid State Drive (SSD) vendors who made waves in the market during 2016, as well as the capabilities that SSD and flash storage technologies provide. Access now to discover the density and data reduction capabilities of flash, find predictions about the future of SSD technology and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Dec 2016

Tegile

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

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
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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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