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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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SSD: It's Not Just for Databases Anymore
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover why secondary storage systems and mid-level workloads will benefit from SSD, and the top four requirements that should be considered when adopting flash in your organization, as illustrated by George Crump.
Posted: 25 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

IBM

Deliver Simple and Consistent Performance Across Your Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by TechData - Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a hyper-converged appliance that can quickly and easily extend your virtual environment across your distributed enterprise. In addition discover how you can reduce the need for onsite IT staff, grow or shrink as need be with simple node scaling, and more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2017

TechData - Dell EMC

Deploying OpenShift Container Platform 3 on Google Cloud Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This guide dives into an in-depth example demonstrating how OpenShift Container Platform 3 can be set up to take advantage of the native high availability capabilities of Kubernetes in order to create a highly available OpenShift Container Platform 3 environment.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Red Hat

Make Your Infrastructure Data Ready with High-Performance Flash
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can digitally transform your data infrastructure to keep up with the modern pace of business using this flash storage offering. Learn how you can get started with a quick 10 minute deployment, support the latest high-speed 32Gb Fibre Channel and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connections, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

NetApp

All-Flash Storage's Business-Critical Role in SAP Modernization
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Modernizing SAP—to improve agility and drive new revenue streams—doesn't mean ripping everything out and starting over. Download this paper to discover an all-flash appliance uniquely positioned to deliver the high reliability SAP environments need with elastic scalability, high performance for all I//O sizes, and more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 05 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Building a Highly Available Data Infrastructure
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how to optimize your NAS or SAN appliances for high app availability by eliminating a single point of failure in your storage environment through data duplication, using the "Storage-controller-in-software" available in SDS systems to optimize both storage capacity and services, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

DataCore Software Corporation

Healthcare Providers are Allowing More Images With More Detail to be Available Everywhere With Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover why the time is right to switch to an all-flash storage system for your medical imaging needs. Inside, see how flash will allow you to deliver broader image and content strategies, push imaging data out to more users, lower TCO, increase patient satisfaction, and more.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

Pure Storage

How All-Flash Storage Can help Drive VDI in The Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Explore how an all-flash storage system with the capabilities to run your VDI deployments, and resilience to drive the high performance your EHRs need by providing real-time access to patient data.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

Pure Storage

Helping You Find The Best Software for Your Solid-State Storage Needs
sponsored by Paramount Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a suite of all-flash storage arrays that can provide your business with consistent read and write performance, intelligent caching with virtual storage tiers, and more to grant you secure speedy storage at an affordable price.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

Paramount Software Solutions

Get The Most Out of The All-Flash Data Center with This Network Connectivity Tool
sponsored by HPE and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: To maximize the performance value of a flash storage environment, users must look not just at the storage, but also at the choice of connectivity to the host servers. Access this white paper to learn about a storage networking product that grants 32 gigabit-per-second connectivity, deep IO visibility, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

HPE and Brocade

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

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

Powering the High-performance Cloud with Flash Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover all-flash storage that enables seamless integration with high-performance cloud platforms. By integrating flash with your existing infrastructure, your enterprise can efficiently manage hybrid cloud architectures, cloud-scale QoS, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

IBM

Industry Highlight: Flash Storage System Speeds Financial Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Illustrated here is how one financial services company implemented an all-flash array to accelerate revenue-generating financial apps. Read on to learn how flash combats the relatively lengthy response times of disk drives, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

IBM

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

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

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

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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