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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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4 Reasons to Use All-Flash Storage to Consolidate Cloud Applications
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource provides 4 reasons to use an all-flash storage platform to consolidate applications in private and hybrid cloud environments. Read on to learn how this strategy can allow you to reduce total cost of ownership, improve performance and application availability, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Accelerate Your Enterprise Storage for the Cloud Era
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper explains why hybrid storage solutions aren't able to support cloud computing and describes how all-flash storage can drive business growth and agility in the cloud era. Discover the key features to look for when deciding on a storage platform to suit the needs of cloud environments.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Enterprise DBAs on Flash: Real Stories
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following series of real stories from IT dives into the DBA nightmare and reveals how flash storage helped these several businesses overcome their various challenges.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide All-Flash Array
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC MarketScape briefly examines several emerging leaders in the AFA market and hones in one vendor in particular. Read on to uncover the strengths, challenges, and buying guidance regarding this particular vendor, and discover why they have become an influential force in the AFA market.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

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

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

Reducing Complexities Using Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a software-defined storage system that utilizes flash caching to improve enterprise and cloud storage environments. Read on to learn how you can effectively accommodate change in your storage environment.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

IBM

All-Flash Storage Strategies for Getting From Now to Next
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can implement all-flash storage to meet the rising user expectations for enterprise apps. Uncover how this storage technology can ensure you don't have to make tradeoffs between scalability, performance, and cost-efficiency.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Kaminario

Business Impact of Rapid Application Response Time
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the perception that flash storage costs are higher than the perceived benefit and will debunk that theory with actual costs, systems considerations, and more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Tegile

Overcoming the Obstacles to the All Flash Data Center
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Achieving all-flash is like climbing a mountain – it requires planning, organization and hard work but the journey doesn't have to be painful. Access this eBook to learn concrete steps that will help you reach your goal of all flash in a cost-effective and non-disruptive way.
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

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

Five Considerations For Adopting Enterprise Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If you're in the market for or are simply considering flash storage for your business, this white paper will provide you with five things to consider when weighing your flash options.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell Storage SC9000: Enterprise Storage for Today’s Data Center Demands
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an all-flash and hybrid SSD/HDD system that can help facilitate the storage environment capabilities needed for today and in the future. Read on to learn how this system can improve the overall value and performance of your data center as well.
Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®

Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn effective methods to measure storage performance, capacity, and cost. Read on to uncover critical storage techniques that can dramatically increase overall array performance.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Tegile

Flash Storage: A Technical and Economic Primer
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you make an informed decision about whether or not to implement flash by taking a look at a technology breakdown as well as a closer look at the costs and benefits of flash to see if it's right for you.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Tegile

The Guide To Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Discover the different locations and implementations that can be utilized to deploy flash storage in virtual environments. Learn how to increase your return on investment by choosing the right type of flash solution for your storage needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015

Tegile

Driving Business Value from Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes flash storage products for values and strengths and deciphers how the technology can best be used. Read on to see how you can drive your business value from flash-optimized storage by implementing the right storage array for your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Architectural Comparison: SolidFire and Pure Storage
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Learn the areas where these two solutions differ, and find out their suitability for next-gen data centers.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

SolidFire

Infographic: What Is the Next-Generation Data Center?
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: By 2016, two-thirds of workloads will be run in the cloud. Learn why only all-flash will enable sufficient performance.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

NetApp SolidFire

Case Study: MercadoLibre's OpenStack Private Cloud
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Auctions are unpredictable—performance shouldn't be. Learn how one online auction house grows capacity without downtime.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

SolidFire

Case Study: Better Performance and Scale for Private Cloud
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: MercadoLibre's legacy storage held them back. Find out how faster, more predictable performance allowed them to grow.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

SolidFire

Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Today's tough financial climate has IT professionals facing two troubling challenges: shrinking staff and budgets. Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time, increase HPC performance, and more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®

How All-Flash Arrays are Providing True Agility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why flash storage has become a popular choice in recent years, and gives advice for those considering deploying flash in their environments.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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