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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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Overcoming the Obstacles to the All Flash Data Center
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following eBook outlines the key steps to ensure that your organization's journey to an all-flash data center is the most cost-effective and non-disruptive option available. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Nimble Storage

2016 State of Storage in Virtualization
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive white paper, uncover the data center and storage virtualization trends taking place in 2016. View now and see how flash storage is playing a major part in influencing how virtualization evolves and discover how you must prepare your businesses for changes to come.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Tegile

SSDs for Big Data – Fast Processing Requires High-Performance Storage
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the influence of high-performing storage systems have on big data applications. Read on and discover why solid-state drives are leading the way for empowered big data initiatives.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Micron Technology

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of the following exclusive guide is to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting all-flash storage for enterprise class environments.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

The Growing Need for Read-Heavy, Write-Light SSD Systems Explained
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, learn about read-heavy, write-light SSD storage technology and why it is becoming the go-to choice for many data centers around the world.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

The Evolution of Storage: What's Next for Flash
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive article examines the ever-pressing need for businesses to get more performance out of their storage environments and introduces Rack-Scale Flash—a new way forward in cost-effectively removing latency and greatly improving storage agility. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

EMC

All-SSD Database VSAN Platform
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSD for database applications can easily boost performance without added costs and complexities. Read on to learn how to get stable and reliable performance for virtual database backed applications.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Implementing VMware's Virtual SAN with Micron SSDs and Mellanox Interconnect
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSDs can boost the performance on applications run on virtual SAN. Read on to learn about how flash caching can help significantly reduce latency, as well as other benefits of using SSD with VSAN.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Solid-state Storage: Past, Present, and Future
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover the qualities of superior solid-state storage vendors when making your future selections. Additionally, uncover what the solid-state technology market will look like in the near future.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Micron Technology

Best Practices for SSD Performance Measurement
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the best practices for SSD performance measurement. Read on to learn about test mechanics, tools, and metrics for testing and how you can implement them at your organization.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Optimal RAID Options for SSDs Supporting Read-Intensive Web Applications
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents the results of tests conducted to determine the optimal RAID configuration for SSDs supporting read-intensive web serving applications. Learn which RAID configurations lead to a higher number of transactions per minute and improved responsiveness to transaction requests for read-only and read-mostly workloads.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Micron Technology

Accelerate Common MongoDB Workloads with an SSD Strategy
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how to improve MongoDB's performance by using an SSD as the primary storage device in each node. Learn how this strategy increases the performance of each node in the cluster, reduces application latency, and simplifies both node and cluster design.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Micron Technology

Six Features You Need in a Local Boot Device
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the 6 things you need to look for in a local boot device, including features like lower data center cooling costs, boot device resiliency, improved data management, and three more crucial benefits.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Micron Technology

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution: A Guide for the Savvy Tech Buyer
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In the following, easy-to-read guide, gain the insights you need to make the right buying decision regarding flash storage now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bringing Real Value to Virtualizing Hadoop Solutions in a Flash
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the performance of hard disk arrays to a solid state disk array in a Hadoop environment. Read on to learn about how SSDs stacked up, and decide if implementing flash in your big data environment is right for you.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Micron Technology

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose Midrange Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report outlines the 16 best storage arrays and takes a closer look at their features. Read on to learn about the differences between these arrays so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Tintri

All Flash FS is Best for Oracle Database
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at an Oracle-optimized all-flash array that can boost database performance. In addition, read on to learn how you can reap the benefits of data services.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

Why Flash Storage Needs to Be Your Next Business Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines why companies should move to flash storage. Read on to learn about how you can overcome enterprise storage challenges, and review the requirements of flash storage so that you can implement the technology with ease.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Make Oracle Databases Faster and More Efficient with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper learn about the positive implications of implementing solid state storage and all-flash arrays for Oracle database initiatives. Read on to learn about the benefits all-flash can offer to Oracle projects including improved application performance, improved resource utilization, reduced power consumption, and more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

The Future for Storage: Part 2
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how all-flash arrays can actually positively impact your storage in the areas of cost, risk, and overall value to the organization. Access now to learn how you can stay competitive in your market by moving on from your disk storage solutions and investing in flash.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

Kaminario

The Future For Storage: From Disk to Flash
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the benefits of all-flash storage that magnetic disk can no longer provide. Read on to learn how you can migrate smoothly to a modern and affordable flash solution that can improve your storage to meet the performance requirements of today's environment.
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 | Published: 03 Dec 2015

Kaminario

Key Trends in Storage Automation
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a report of current trends in storage automation. Read on to learn how automation can reduce data center downtime by cutting the risk for human error, as well as which automation technologies are most popular among your peers.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

SolidFire

VersaStack Solution for High Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to deploy software-defined storage combined wish flash technology can prepare your storage infrastructure for the next generation of IT. Read on to learn how to get scalable performance, quick and reliable deployment, improved operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015

IBM

InfoWorld Executive Viewpoint: Better Infrastructure and Lower Cost: An Unbeatable Pairing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how moving to an integrated infrastructure can increase efficiency and versatility, as well as provide a strong ROI. Read on to learn how cloud ready infrastructures paired with solid state arrays can lower costs and reduce downtime.
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

IBM

The Total Economic Impact of Pure Storage FlashArray FA-400 Series Storage Solutions
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper is designed to help businesses better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Pure Storage FlashArray FA-400 Series Storage Solutions. View now and see for yourself if this all-flash array is right for your environment.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage
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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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