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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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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

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®

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

2015 General-Purpose Disk Arrays Comparison
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report makes your decision making easier by outlines the best of the best solid state storage arrays. Read on to learn about the strengths and drawbacks of top vendors, so that you can find the storage array that best fits your needs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

Tintri

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

Comparing Storage Options for Virtualized and Cloud Environments
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Thankfully, new storage strategies have emerged that are designed to handle the demands of virtual environments. In this white paper, two of these storage strategies are compared side-by-side. Read it now to determine which option is right for you.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Tintri

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

VDI Storage Platform Meets Performance Demands of Thousands of VMs
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a storage system that provides a simple to manage, cost-effective VDI storage platform that meets the performance demands of thousands of VMs. Inside you'll explore the reference architecture for this platform and see how it performed.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Tintri

Tintri for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how running virtual machines on solid state disk can help overcome the performance issues that normally plague virtual storage environments. Read on to learn about how to increase the efficiency of your storage in terms of performance, manageability, and value.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

Tintri

Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the economics of flash storage today. Read on to learn about how enterprise flash features like data reduction and deduplication can actually reduce costs and storage management time.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Tegile

A Flash Storage: A Technical and Economic Primer
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to implement flash. Read on for 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

Lay a Foundation for Flash
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of using purpose-built hardware to lay the groundwork for enterprise flash arrays. Read on to learn about how you can prevent internal bottlenecks, as well as easily scale and consolidate storage.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Infographic: What Is the Next-Generation Data Center?
sponsored by 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

SolidFire
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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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