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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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Gala Leisure Ltd. Harnesses Cost-effective Storage to Optimize IT Resource Use
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Download this case study to discover how Gala Leisure cut storage support and operational costs in half by employing a low-latency flash appliance, which additionally resulted in a 98% reduction in required floor space, reduced the data center footprint, and offers rapid deployment and execution of critical business apps.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016

IBM

Internet Solutions Becomes First Provider in Africa to Offer Performance-Based Storage Tiering
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: Discover an all-flash platform that expands as demand dictates without disruption, while eliminating data migrations and cutting the cost of operational overhead in half. Access now to deploy DevOps services and VMs with containers up to 15 times faster than with traditional architectures.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, flash has transformed the storage industry and led to the development of cost efficient all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

Tintri

All-flash Storage is Breaking These 5 Storage Rules
sponsored by Tintri
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, improvements in flash cost and performance has led to the development of affordable all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Tintri

6 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for the Healthcare Data Center of the Future
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive environment, healthcare organizations are only as strong as their underlying IT infrastructure. Implementing all-flash storage can enable organizations to meet the requirements of today's burgeoning data growth. Read on to learn six key steps IT teams can take today to build the data center of the future.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

How IT Modernization Can Enable Healthcare’s Continuum of Care Model
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Continuum of Care aims to improve patient outcomes and enhance provider productivity but most legacy systems cannot provide the performance needed. Access now to learn key tech characteristics IT leaders should look for to modernize their data centers and network infrastructures, and support the Continuum of Care.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Moves Front and Centre in the Enterprise
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage is fast replacing hard drive disks (HDD) as the preferred choice for handling large data workloads. In this white paper, learn about the benefits of one flash solution that can transform the traditional IT environment with high-speed data delivery while reducing the costs and risks associated with this change.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

NetApp

All Flash Storage for Dummies
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Traditional storage solutions are no longer able to fulfill the requirements of our always on business environments. In this comprehensive special edition eBook, learn about all flash storage – a cost-effective, high performing system that is replacing disk systems as the preferred storage infrastructure for virtualized environments.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2016

NetApp

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

IDC Report: Flash-Optimized Storage for Mixed Workload Consolidation
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: With vendors offering a broad portfolio of all-flash and hybrid flash offerings, it can be overwhelming trying to weed through the choices and find the best solution for your needs. In this white paper, learn the top benefits of all-flash arrays as well as important considerations and challenges when implementing flash storage.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 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

Flash Options in the Array vs. Server
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our flash storage research program and you'll get immediate access to Essential guide to SSD Implementation: Server vs. Array. Containing input from over 10 of today's top SSD implementation experts, this guide is essential to taking the next step after choosing flash.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

TechTarget

Utilizing Data-aware Storage in the Age of Convergence
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access the latest on converged, data-aware storage architectures, which seek to improve performance optimization through smart deduplication and compression schemes, app-aligned caching and tiering, policy-definable QoS, and data protection schemes. Additionally, discover why flash is crucial to convergence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

IBM

Storage Networking Technology Steps Up to Overcome Performance Challenges
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Fast flash storage and the growing use of virtual apps carry larger amounts of data than ever before—placing pressure on networks that carry storage traffic. This guide illustrates how to keep storage traffic from becoming the bottleneck in your data center, revealing key improvements to 2016 storage networking technologies.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

IBM

Formulate an Enterprise Storage Capacity Plan that Doesn't Bust Your Budget
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn how to formulate a storage capacity plan that won't bust the IT budget; here, you will also find guidance on how to reduce component complexity with the adoption of now-affordable SSDs, all-flash arrays, and storage as a service, so as to accommodate unstructured data growth.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

IBM

Flash Storage Solution Brief
sponsored by Cohesity
WHITE PAPER: Migrating business critical cloud infrastructures and consolidating your secondary storage for all other workloads onto flash can be complex and confusing. Check out this solution brief to read about two vendors that, in a collaborative effort, have created a hybrid flash-hyperconverged platform that simplifies the storage environment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2016

Cohesity

Your All-Flash Cloud: Consolidated and Simplified
sponsored by Cohesity
WEBCAST: Whether a datacenter refresh or new build, IT is moving toward flash storage for their business critical cloud infrastructure, and consolidating their secondary storage for all other workloads. In a collaborative effort, two vendors have created a hybrid flash-hyperconverged platform to simplify the storage environment. Tune in to see how it works.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 19, 2016

Cohesity

Proven HFA Vendor Nimble Storage Achieving Rapid Success in the AFA Market
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Now offered as hybrid flash array (HFA) and all-flash array (AFA), consumers can now mix and match these platforms to best fit their needs and budgets. In this white paper, learn 4 key considerations that will help leverage HFA and AFA flash types and take a closer look at one of the top flash market leaders.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Nimble Storage

DESY's New Storage Architecture for Data Taking and Analysis in Photon Science
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: DESY, the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, is one of the world's leading particle accelerator research centers with an accelerator requiring a >20GB/sec peak performance. Tune in and learn how flash storage provided the power DESY needs to enable scientists to gain insights in atomic structures of semiconductors, catalysts and more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Sep 16, 2016

IBM

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

Flash Storage Performance Tips
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: With so much vendor rhetoric to weed through, it's important to understand the difference between real-world flash 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 implementing an all-flash solution that will optimize app performance.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Kaminario

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

Implications of Changing Flash Storage Expectations
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
EGUIDE: Capacity used to be the most important factor for SSDs but as SSDs usage shifts from solving specific performance problems to a more general-purpose storage medium, performance expectations have skyrocketed. In this eGuide, learn how changing expectations in the next phases of flash will affect application development.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

NetApp 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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