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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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Diamond Light Source Turns to NetApp Flash Storage for a High-Speed Data Buffer
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Diamond Light Source wanted to implement a high-speed data buffer to store data locally. This case study explores how they leveraged flash storage technology to get the flexibility and scalability they were looking for. Access now to discover how they optimized their use of high-performance storage technology.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

NetApp

Transcript: Affordable Hyper Conversions Regardless of Business Scale
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
TRANSCRIPT: This transcript details a hyper converged appliance that allows you to easily build a complete, reliable, and scalable I.T. virtualization infrastructure from scratch, and a storage appliance designed to handle database, big data, and virtualization workload properly.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

StarWind Software Inc.

UCB Accelerates Clinical Data Analysis with NetApp EF540 Flash Array
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how UCB, a leading developer in medicines for neural and immune disorder, used flash storage to speed up their data analysis execution and widen data availability in clinical trials.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

NetApp

Which Storage Vendor is Positioned Furthest Overall for Completeness of Vision in the Leaders Quadrant?
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for all primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Earns Top Marks in Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: As concerns regarding their high price recede, solid-state arrays have improved performance, efficiency and manageability. Read on and access a thorough evaluation of thirteen SSAs across five high-impact use cases and quantify product attractiveness against seven critical capabilities that are important to IT leaders.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

The Differences Between All-Flash Array Vendors and How Flash Storage is Changing the Rules
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide helps you understand the key differences between all-flash array vendors, so you can ensure you're educated on the multitude of options out there. Additionally, learn more about flash storage performance and how it's changing the rules of storage.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Kaminario

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

Pure Storage for State and Local Government
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's consumers expect their governments to use their tax dollars wisely and provide a private-like experience. So how can the government deliver the best, most efficient services to its constituents? Flash storage offers remarkable performance that can modernize legacy application, increase efficiency and decrease cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Tech Forward High School Rolls Out VDI on an All-Flash Storage Platform
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study details how a tech forward high school was able to make storage performance problems a thing of the past by implementing an all-flash storage platform. Access now to learn about this easy to install platform and how it simplified the school's VDI implementation.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Pure Storage

Streamlining E-Discovery with Virtual Desktops on Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Cohen Milstein is a pioneer in class action lawsuits for consumers wronged by big corporations. With a steadily growing amount of documents to review, storage became a bottleneck to performance and scalability. Read on to see how flash storage enabled Cohen Milstein run e-discovery tools on 250 virtual desktops with less than 1ms latency and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

NetApp

Why All-flash Storage is the Next Step for Government Data Centers
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The amount of data government agencies must store is rapidly increasing. But government agencies can't just build more data centers to house this data. In this Q&A, Melanie Stevens, Director, State and Local Government and Education, discusses why all-flash is an important next step in the storage evolution for government agencies.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

5 Ways Storage Is Holding You Back
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Solid state storage used to cost a pretty penny but with its cost decreasing, it's a game changer for agency data centers dealing with data challenges and raising public expectations for instantaneous service. Not convinced? In this white paper, learn five reasons why it's worth considering upgrading to all-flash storage.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

5 Questions to Determine If It's Time for a Storage Upgrade
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments in education are under immense pressure to deliver improved services with limited resources but most legacy data centers aren't capable of delivering the performance required. Take this five question assessment to determine whether your educational infrastructure could benefit from implementing all-flash storage.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Performance Tips
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: Not all flash solutions are created equal so it's important to understand the difference between real-world 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 to find an all-flash solution that will optimize application performance.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Kaminario

Rack-Scale Flash Storage: A EMC DSSD D5 Overview
sponsored by Dell EMC
WEBCAST: A shift is happening in the data center – massive data demand from next gen apps make it difficult for current storage platforms to keep up resulting in significant speed degradation. It may be worth checking out this video to learn how high performing, low latency rack-scale flash storage array can benefit you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Feb 29, 2016

Dell EMC

Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays: An Analyst Report
sponsored by Pure Storage
ANALYST REPORT: SSAs are more affordable than you think: In this expert report, you will analyze 11 SSAs across six high-impact use cases. Read on to choose an SSA that provides the performance, RAS, multitenancy and security, and scalability you need without breaking IT's budget.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

FlashArray//m for the Public Sector
sponsored by Pure Storage
DATA SHEET: The proverb "good things come in small packages" rings true when it comes to flash storage – with the ability to lower storage spending by 50% and boost performance up to 300,00 32K IOPS and <1ms average latency, what more could you ask for? Learn about a flash storage solution that's small but mighty powerful (and as cost effective as it gets).
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

University of Louiseville School of Dentistry's Storage Upgrade
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how all-flash storage array gave one university the ability to cut down on login time and focus on what's important: teaching the students. Learn how deduplication and compression reduced the amount of data space and allowed them to independently manage their storage while creating a more stable user experience.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Modernizing Storage for the Cloud Era: Government Edition
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: "Cloud First" is the new mantra and government data centers must quickly move far away from legacy systems and silos of data and realign their storage strategy for the cloud era. To find the best storage strategy, view this white paper which discusses the new storage model for the cloud era and highlights key storage characteristics for the cloud.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

City of Garland Improves City Services With Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: Delivering efficient services to today's modern cities places significant demands on IT departments in charge of municipalities around the country. In this brief yet enlightening case study, learn how the City of Garland, TX got more than they bargained for (in the best way possible of course) from their flash storage solution.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Now Debuting: The Industry's First "Rack-Scale Flash" Enterprise Storage Platform
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: The consolidation of legacy and next-gen apps on the same virtual infrastructure is posing new challenges for admins trying to meet performance requirements while managing demands for real-time response and "always-on" availability. In this white paper, learn about a flash storage system designed to solve this problem with big data/analytics.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Dell EMC

Three Reasons to Use An All Flash Array
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Flash used to be an expensive investment but organizations can now obtain 100-1000X the performance of traditional disks for the same or less cost per GB. In this eBook we reveal in detail the most compelling benefits of flash that just might lead you to consider its adoption (psst: they are ease of use, performance and affordability).
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Case Study: St. Luke's University Hospital
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: When implemented correctly in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, flash storage can increase ROI and decrease TCO. Check out this Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by Forrester upon a healthcare system utilizing flash to see real-world financial benefits of an investment in flash storage.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Podcast: Affordable Hyper Conversion Regardless of Business Scale
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
PODCAST: This podcast details a hyper converged appliance that allows you to easily build a complete, reliable, and scalable I.T. virtualization infrastructure from scratch, and a storage appliance designed to handle database, big data, and virtualization workload properly.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 20, 2016

StarWind Software Inc.

Webinar: Affordable Hyper Conversion Regardless of Business Scale
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
WEBCAST: This webinar details a hyper converged appliance that allows you to easily build a complete, reliable, and scalable I.T. virtualization infrastructure from scratch, and a storage appliance designed to handle database, big data, and virtualization workload properly.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 20, 2016

StarWind Software Inc.
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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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