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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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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

Flash-Centric Architecture Vendor Matchup
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Flash has been creating disruptive change in the data center and the storage industry. As the flash market matures, it is difficult to know which vendor is going to best suit your business needs. Access this white paper to learn what to look for in a flash-centric storage solution and see two vendors compared.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Tegile

Flash Matchup: 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. Download now to differentiate the unique offerings from two vendors: Tegile and Nimble Storage.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Tegile

Data Efficiency, Agility, and Bundled Features in Two Flash Systems Stacked Up
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to dive into four advantages ground up flash array designs have over purpose-built hybrid SSD. In it, you'll compare these architectures based on their ability to perform in-line deduplication, block level compression, and more—and see which proves the better business value.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Tegile

Flash-Centric Architecture Bests Competitors with In-line Data Efficiency & All-inclusive Licensing
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn four ways Tegile IntelliFlash differs from Pure Storage FlashArray//m in meeting the needs of your data center. Learn how to differentiate these offers in their protocol to accelerate any workload, capacity to maximize data center savings, cost-effective replication, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Tegile

All-Flash Storage: Save Money While Speeding Up Storage
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Despite its negative associations, flash storage is the best solution to meet the challenges presented by modern apps such as cloud computing and big data. In this white paper, learn the truth behind three common misconceptions of flash storage and how flash can meet raising storage demands.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

Micron

Save Money, Increase Performance and Reduce Latency By Using SSDs in Virtualization Deployments
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Server and desktop virtualization have been deployed to combat data sprawl but they have a negative impact on network and user productivity. Access this white paper to learn how SSDs and flash memory can eliminate boot storms, solve the I/O blender effect and speed up access times.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

Micron

Case Study: UF Shands Hospital Improves Patient Care with Flash Implementation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this case study see how SSD enabled a teaching hospital to provide reliable 24/7 patient care and improve clinical decision-making, all while reducing their database by 61%, avoiding the need for investing in additional capacity.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Flash Storage Solution Brief
sponsored by Cohesity
WHITE PAPER: Migrating business critical cloud infrastructures and consolidating your secondary storage for all other workloads onto flash can be complex and confusing. Check out this solution brief to read about two vendors that, in a collaborative effort, have created a hybrid flash-hyperconverged platform that simplifies the storage environment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2016

Cohesity

How to Fight the Big Data Avalanche
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: This custom white paper explores how to transform your infrastructure based on innovation in storage and memory to align with real-time decision making. Access now to find out how flash technology is helping businesses process big data faster, allowing them to produce highly valuable insights.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Micron

Flash: Fast, Robust and Inexpensive
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: With user demands growing, new storage technologies are required to close the ever-increasing gap between processors and mass storage. In this white paper, learn why flash is replacing hard disk drives as the preferred system in software-defined data centers and storage systems.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

All-Flash Technology: Mastering a Change in Technology
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage is a better at meeting user's ever increasing demands for quicker, more accessible storage than hard disk drives (HDDs). In this white paper, learn about the capabilities of one flash system and how it can give your company an edge over your competitors.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

Advantages Micron SSDs—Can Deliver to Your Data Center
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: The modern data center is the foundation for business agility and success, so it's crucial that it's able to seamlessly perform with high availability, scalability and manageability. In this white paper, learn why a high-performance storage solution specifically built for the data center is essential for meeting these requirements.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Micron

Big Data Analytics and Flash-Based Storage: Smaller, Simpler, Faster and Better
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: With a smaller data center footprint, simplified management and decreased power consumption, flash storage may be a better alternative to HDDs for handling today's massive data growth. Access this white paper to learn specific advantages of flash adoption, how SSDs reduces OpEx and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Micron

It’s Time to Move Your Critical Data to SSDs
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the viability of using solid state disks (SSDs) to build better data storage platforms and improve total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise data storage solutions. Access now to learn how to strategically identify storage challenges and balance the cost and value of storage technology solutions.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Micron

10 Reasons the Storage Future Belongs to Flash
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Flash is the answer to our big data problems and the future of storage. Check out this white paper to hear 10 reasons why this is true, as well as some common flash misconceptions, and also how to harness big data.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Micron

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

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

Flash Storage Performance Tips
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: With so much vendor rhetoric to weed through, it's important to understand the difference between real-world flash 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 implementing an all-flash solution that will optimize app performance.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

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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