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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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Server-side Flash Storage Technology Basks in the Spotlight
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: Today's server-side storage challenges are pushing legacy architecture to the limit—with new factors, physical densities, and operating environments. Rethink how you deploy storage: discover now the advantages of server-side flash—including its 6 form factors—and accelerate the boot of your VMs using this technology.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

EMC

Virtual Server Bottlenecks among Today's Pertinent Data Storage Problems
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: Whether physical servers or VMs, there are a number of places where data is held up. Accordingly, there are different ways to address each type of bottleneck—but each fix has side effects. Learn how to mitigate the virtual server bottlenecks your enterprise faces, and tune up your data storage with an all-flash system.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

EMC

How to Protect Your Data in a Converged Infrastructure Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: Download this infographic to improve capacity utilization for the new influx of mobile, cloud, and big data with a converged storage environment. Learn why you should consider a converged storage environment to optimize your data protection and enable seamless data movement between devices.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

All-flash Performance. Instant Recovery.
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: One of the market's leading independent solid-state array vendors has developed a solution that offers fast and reliable block storage for your production data, as well as local snapshots. Check out this white paper to learn how you can modernize your virtualized data center with all-flash performance, automated backup, and instant recovery.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

Pure Storage

What 1000+ IT Professionals Think About Flash Storage (And What You Should Learn from IT)
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: Discover in this insightful infographic how 1047 experienced IT professionals and flash storage users feel when presented with the question, "How easy is it to meet your data recovery SLAs with flash storage?" Download now to discover how flash can minimize OPEX costs by reducing physical storage footprint, power, and cooling costs.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Solid State Storage Buys to Jump in 2015
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to hear from experts about the future of solid state storage. Read on to find out the forecast for SSD sales in 2015, as well as long term predictions about the storage market.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

3 Data Protection Case Studies: Boost Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Data protection is a difficult topic to tackle, but a new day is dawning on backup, replication, and recovery. Access now to explore the use of a platform that is intuitive, simple, robust and dynamically scalable. Learn about a solution that is highly versatile and applicable to almost any data protection scenario.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Options in the Array Vs. Server
sponsored by NetApp
EGUIDE: Flash storage comes in many forms, and the landscape is constantly changing, so deciding to upgrade to flash storage isn't enough. In this e-guide, learn about different types of flash implementation and the future of flash storage. Review your options and discover the benefits and drawbacks of putting flash in the server.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

NetApp

Flexible Storage: The Secret to Converged Infrastructure Success
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to unlock the greatest value from converged infrastructure (CI) with a system that includes modular storage blocks, and learn the top 4 keys to optimizing storage in converged systems. Additionally, read on to determine the right storage optimization techniques for your business, whether they include hybrid storage, SSDs, or disk.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Burson Automotive Handles Growth with Scalable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how by adopting an all-flash array, Burson Automotive not only met the growing demands of rapid expansion, but also quadrupled their performance, improved response time to users, and more. Read on to learn how the system they chose can benefit your business as well.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How Hosted Network Solved Pertinent Virtual Desktop Storage Issues
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Legacy storage cannot meet the performance requirements of storage-intensive, multitenant environments. Discover in this case study how DaaS provider Hosted Network overcame their VDI workload challenges with a flash storage platform, enabling delivery of reliable performance across all workloads.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

NetApp

Imagine an All-Flash Data Center
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This infographic covers four ways you must adjust your data protection strategies in an all-flash environment to ensure the safety of your data. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Supercharge your Apps with All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Uncover must-know strategies for migrating from spinning disk in this exclusive white paper. Inside learn which alternative to consider, how to find a system that offers the right set of abilities, and more.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How To Evaluate and Deploy Flash Storage Technology
sponsored by Tegile
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the potential benefits of solid-state storage and offers helpful tips for determining the type of flash implementation that best suits your needs. Plus, find out if all-flash array storage is right for you.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 Jun 2016

Tegile

EMC Unity: Right-sized Storage for the Midrange Market
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: SMB buyers in the midrange market are getting shafted by storage hardware options supposedly designed with them in mind. Access this white paper to discover the real storage needs of SMB buyers and learn about one storage platform aimed to truly meet these needs.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 Jun 2016

EMC

Flash Revelations From 1,000 Storage Users: Workload Performance and Adoption Sentiment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how 1,000 expert storage users responded to the question, "What surprises have you experienced since you started deploying flash storage in your organization?" and assess how well flash pairs with VDI, big data, Microsoft SQL Server, and more.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Evaluating Performance vs. Function of Flash Storage and Uncovering Its Pervasive Myths
sponsored by Tegile
EGUIDE: Your apps might be begging for a boost in performance from flash storage, but you'll have to decide whether performance or function is more important. In this guide, George Crump offers up relevant, expert advice on selecting the best all-flash storage array based on your needs. As an added bonus, uncover the 5 pervasive flash storage myths.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 Jun 2016

Tegile

Flash Insights and Revelations From 1,000 Storage Users
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: In this insightful white paper, uncover how 1047 experienced users feel about flash when presented with the question: "What surprises have you experienced since you started deploying flash storage in your organization?" Inside learn what they truly feel about flash and discover things you may have not known prior.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to Fight the Big Data Avalanche
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive resource, find out why the right software is essential to any big data strategy but not necessarily enough. Read on to uncover why and how organizations must transform their infrastructure in terms of storage and memory to align with the increased need for faster, real-time decisions.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Micron Technology

Evergreen Storage: A New Approach
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this report the data growth and challenges of enterprise storage environments today. Access now to learn the top 10 biggest storage challenges, and how solid-state storage is addressing these obstacles.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Pure Storage

Solid-State Array TCO Reality Check
sponsored by NetApp
RESEARCH CONTENT: Are solid-state arrays (SSAs) worth the extra cost? This independent survey of SSA users found that, after only 5.4 months, their deployments provided a positive ROI significantly faster than HDD storage systems. Discover why Gartner strongly advises replacing HDD with SSAs by reading this report.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

NetApp

Top 10 Must-Ask Questions when Evaluating Solid-State Storage Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
RESEARCH CONTENT: Flash success demands that critical questions be asked when choosing the right solution. Simplify your purchase cycle, lower costs and reduce the risk of technology acquisition. Download the Gartner report today.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

NetApp

2016 State of Storage for Virtualized Enterprises
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This year, 49% of respondents to a State of Storage study declared manageability their biggest concern – a 10% jump from last year! With virtualization changing the way we manage storage, numerous pains have popped up. Access this white paper to reap knowledge from feedback on these pains and concerns.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Jun 2016

Tintri

Financing the IBM FlashSystem Family
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to effectively finance your flash system, in order to ensure acceleration of IT transformation and preserve credit lines for other needs. Learn how to align expenses with anticipated project benefits, adapt to growing capacity, and lower TCO with strategic financing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Data Center SSD Takeover is Well Underway
sponsored by Micron Technology
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, hear from IT analyst, Bob Plankers as he explores the future of flash technology. See why RAID is quickly becoming outdated and learn how automated tiering is driving the data center SSD takeover.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Micron Technology
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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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