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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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Achieving High Availability Starts with Strong Architecture
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Click inside this white paper, and learn how the seamless scalability. Failure prevention, and data protection offered in this all-flash system can help you achieve the high availability a modern storage system needs.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

NetApp

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

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

How to Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
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® Xeon

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

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

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

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

Flash Storage: Enabling the Future of Your Business
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: There's no doubt that the future of your business is heavily hinged upon your ability to leverage data. The World Economic Forum sees data as an economic asset, like gold – gold. Access this white paper to learn why flash storage is crucial for storing our precious data while keeping cost low.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

IBM Tectight

IBM FlashSystem A9000: An All-Flash Grid Storage Breakthrough
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: When combined with grid storage, all-flash arrays may be able to offer everything traditional hardware cannot. In this white paper, learn how combining grid and all-flash array storage can eliminate bottlenecks while remaining simple, reliable and easy to manage.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

IBM Tectight

Data Protection in Two Dimensions
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: Discover a better approach to SSD data protection. Learn how to implement two independent dimensions of data protection, monitor your flash media's health, managed flash failures efficiently and optimize the utilization of all your flash resources.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM Tectight

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

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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