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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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All-Flash: The Essential Guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: This guide offers a comprehensive survey of the all-flash array market. We look at all-flash products from the big six storage vendors and the startups and specialists. Plus, we give the lowdown on all-flash vs hybrid flash arrays and all-flash vs server-side PCIe SSD.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Achieving Flash Storage Nirvana: Yes, You Can Have it All
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Flash is good but on its own, it won't solve data bottlenecks or storage management conflicts with critical apps. It's important for organizations to use flash combination with predictive analytics which can spot and thwart these challenges. Access now to learn more about the benefits of a flash-predictive analytics combination.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Nimble Storage

DCIG Buyer's Guide for Midmarket Enterprise Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: The DCIG 2016-17 Midmarket Enterprise Storage Array Buyer's Guide serves the needs of the midmarket technology buyer, collecting data on 17 of the top products in the industry and presenting that data in easy-to-consume one-page summaries. The analyst firm focused its evaluation on storage arrays with a maximum raw storage capacity of 500TB.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Tegile

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
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

Storing the Data to Power your Agency
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Discover how flash storage can replace disk-based storage and help government organizations achieve these various goals. Read testimonials from IT experts on how your organization can thrive using solid state to store data and learn how other agencies leverage storage solutions to address new challenges.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Steps for a Successful SDS Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: As a radical new way to deploy storage services at a lower cost and improved performance, software-defined storage (SDS) has become a hot buzzword that vendors are applying to a diverse variety of solutions. In this eGuide, learn how to compare SDS vendors and the benefits of hyperconverged/converged software and storage virtualization.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Guide to Flash Storage
sponsored by TechData & IBM
EGUIDE: Flash storage is heralded for its superior performance and high capacity compared to hard disk drives (HDDs) but is all of this really necessary for general-purpose storage systems? In this eGuide, find out why it may be worth holding off on adopting flash storage.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

TechData & IBM

2016 IBM Flash Product Overview
sponsored by TechData & IBM
EGUIDE: With flash becoming the new standard for storage vendors, IBM has initiated a FlashIn program – a free program aimed at is easing customer migration to all-flash ararys. In this eGuide, you will learn about the benefits of three high capacity flash products recently released by IBM: V7000, V5030 and DeepFlash 150.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

TechData & IBM

Storage E-Zine September 2016: Managing the Information That Drives the Enterprise
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Storage magazine's September issue looks at copy management systems, examines flash storage caching and shares Quality Awards survey results for data backup apps.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

SearchStorage.com

Flash Storage Scalability Guide
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: To support the ebb and flow of your business, your storage should be capable of scaling up capacity while increasing performance. But it's important to remember that not all storage solutions are the same. In this white paper, learn three characteristics to look for in your next storage solution.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Kaminario

Guide to Cost Effective Flash at a Glance
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: By 2019, around two-thirds of all enterprise budget allocated to primary storage will be spent on these arrays. Given this huge transition from spinning disk to flash, it's important to remember that not all flash solutions are equal. In this brief guide, you will find four tips to help your business get the most out of your all-flash investment.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Kaminario

Is the Hybrid Storage Array Dying?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is hybrid storage heading toward extinction? Discover if hybrid storage with HDDs is indeed a dying breed, as well as examine the challenges confronting today's flash data storage simplification. Additionally, learn the top 9 reasons for the increased adoption of object-level storage.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Utilizing SSD Flash and Object Storage: Should Both Be Used Simultaneously?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is it possible to increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times? Now may be the time to deploy SSD flash and object storage together, and in this guide, learn the performance and reliability benefits of utilizing both simultaneously. As a bonus, read on to access seven tips for improving data storage efficiency.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Choosing Between Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Curvature
EGUIDE: As flash becomes more pervasive in the marketplace, enterprises are relying less on caching and tiering and moving towards flash storage products built on two basic architectures: scale-up and scale-out. In this e-guide, explore the differences between the two architectures and determine which configuration best meets your business needs.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Curvature

Giving Your SAN a Boost with Flash Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses improving your network performance by embracing improved storage, particularly flash storage. It will show you how the benefits of an all-flash array cross over into improving business outcomes through better performance.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

eGuide: Faster Applications with Predictive Flash
sponsored by Nimble Storage
PRESENTATION: Enterprises depend on data to improve customer interaction, accelerate product development and run the back office, but with the need for instantaneous delivery, could infrastructure complexity be holding your applications back? Check out this e-guide to find answers to app-data gap issues and learn about a predictive flash solution.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Nimble Storage

Improvements in the Flash Storage Market Prove the Price is Worth it
sponsored by NetApp
EGUIDE: This expert guide compares flash-based storage and hard disk drives (HDD), highlighting 7 ways in which flash storage beats out HDD solutions for all workloads. Also discover a Q&A session about the all-flash storage market with Dave Wright, founder and CEO of SolidFire.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NetApp

Critique of Current Flash Storage Options
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Dennis Martin, founder and president of Demartek, leads readers through the current flash storage options available, pointing out their benefits and disadvantages. Read on to learn Martin's take on many of the important considerations to make when implementing server side flash storage.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

Enterprise Features Required By All-Flash Array Vendors
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: As all-flash arrays move out from niche storage performance systems to mainstream storage systems that must handle a wide variety of workloads, certain enterprise features are now becoming an essential service that vendors must provide. Hear from industry expert, George Crump, as he dives into these essential features.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

Top 10 Must-Ask Questions when Evaluating Solid-State Storage Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
RESEARCH CONTENT: I&O leaders looking to adopt solid-state storage arrays (SSAs) need a methodology to objectively gauge competing flash storage products and vendors that best align with their objectives. Access now to discover the ten questions you must ask yourself when evaluating SSAs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

NetApp

Have Flash Storage Prices Reached Parity with Disk?
sponsored by Intel CAS
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the essential differences between solid state and hard disk storage including price parity, drive efficiencies and overall data center costs. Learn why employing an all-flash data center may or may not be the right move for your enterprise today.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Intel CAS
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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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