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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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Is an All-flash Storage Array Right for You?
sponsored by Nimble Storage
EGUIDE: In the following eGuide, brush up on the current trends in this market and the buying process for all-flash solid-state storage arrays. In addition, access now to find out which of your applications will benefit the most from flash performance improvements.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 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

SSDs for Big Data – Fast Processing Requires High-Performance Storage
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the influence of high-performing storage systems have on big data applications. Read on and discover why solid-state drives are leading the way for empowered big data initiatives.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Micron Technology

All-Flash Storage Arrays: The Clash of Performance vs. Function
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: Discover the distinguished characteristics of the 2 types of all-flash arrays - performance-focused vs. feature-oriented - and decide which method best fits the needs of your data center, specific applications, and scale-out needs.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

Kaminario

The Path to All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: In this eGuide, learn the differences between these 3 types of storage solutions and the progression of all-flash array. Access now to discover the best storage solution for your enterprise and the possible ramifications all-flash could have on your storage infrastructure.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Kaminario

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

New vs. Necessary: Taking the "Flash" out of All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: Sometimes, the latest and greatest just isn't. Access this e-guide to determine if the bare necessities are all you need when it comes to all-flash storage arrays.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Kaminario

Four Tips to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Memory Storage
sponsored by Micron Technology
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide outlines four tips to get the most out of your storage memory lifespan. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Case Study: Global Company Simplifies Storage Administration and Flexibility
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how Staples made their storage solution easy and efficient once again with flash-optimized hybrid storage. Read on to discover benefits including 30x reduction in datacenter footprint and a 9x storage cost reduction without impacting performance.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Nimble Storage

Flash Storage Market Remains a Tsunami
sponsored by Micron Technology
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines what's ahead for flash storage, and what storage pros at other companies expect from flash in the coming years. Additionally, learn about how storage tiering can impact the use of flash.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Tiering vs Caching In Flash Based Storage Systems
sponsored by Micron Technology
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the benefits of tiering vs. caching in flash storage systems. Read on to gain a greater understanding of both technologies and when it's best to use each one.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

SSD Form Factors for Server-Side Flash
sponsored by Micron Technology
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide outlines different ways that server-side flash can be implemented. Read on to learn about the different methods and see which is right for you.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Storage Arrays Solve Capacity and Performance Issues
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study outlines how Lush Cosmetics was able to solve slowed storage performance and shrinking capacity by implementing flash arrays.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Nimble Storage

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

Commodity Storage vs. All-Flash: Are You Sacrificing Performance?
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Every day we hear about the price savings of commodity storage, but do the lower costs truly outweigh the need for greater performance? Find out in this e-guide from our experts at searchSolidStateStorage.com.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

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®

Major Industrial Group in China watches Data Speed Take Off
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: The following case study examines how Daqo Group was able to improve the performance of their business-critical information systems and reduce overall costs by deploying an all-flash array. View now and see how you can benefit off the same technology.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

All-Flash Storage Options, Benefits, and Trends
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide for an expert examination of flash for individual servers, solutions that aggregate flash across servers, and flash for shared storage systems. Discover what these options can do for you.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

All-Flash, Hybrid or Both: Making Sense of the Storage Journey
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: No matter which direction you take, it's clear that the all-flash journey is difficult at best. In this e-guide, experts discuss the technical components of past and present flash storage technologies. Access now and uncover deployment tips.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Performance at a Fraction of the Cost
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: This brief resource uncovers a hybrid storage solution with real-time tiering that provides the performance of flash at the cost of disk. Access now for a risk-free trial where you can benefit from low TCO, improved data center utilization, reduced power and cooling costs, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Quantum Corporation
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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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