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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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Complete 52- page guide to Solid State Storage
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our Solid State Storage Research Program and get immediate access to our comprehensive guide in which flash experts objectively evaluate today's solid state storage options. Discover expert tips, use cases, and top mistakes to avoid when moving to SSD to help ensure your next flash storage project is a success.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Intelligent Flash Performance for Proven Mission-critical Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how flash storage overcomes the limitations of traditional spinning disk drives, but is not the answer for every enterprise application. Read on to discover a flexible storage technology that can be an efficient and cost-effective solution for your critical workloads.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

FlashSystem—Driving Productivity and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper describes how IT pros in the healthcare industry are adopting solid state disks (SSDs) instead of legacy hard disk drive systems that cannot deliver "hot" files fast enough for demanding customers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Cost/Benefit Case for IBM System DS8870: Comparing Costs With EMC Symmetrix VMAX 40K
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This cost/benefit guide for IBM XIV storage depicts why SAP customers choose to deploy this exclusive system. Additionally, read on to see what other benefits besides lower costs SAP users enjoy from this storage system.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Tackling Fast-Moving Big Data Problems with an SSD Architecture
sponsored by Micron Technology
CASE STUDY: This white paper highlights a case study of an advertising technology organization that kept hitting performance bottlenecks with their hard disk drives (HDDs) and needed a cost-effective solution that required extremely low latency and high throughput.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Micron Technology

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Accelerating eCommerce with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers guidance to stay competitive in today's marketplace by reducing storage access latency and increasing performance for both read and write access while improving user response experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM FlashSystem Database Mirroring Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technical paper explores the best practices of database mirroring, which allows for a failover or recovery strategy as an economical approach to availability.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report deciphers the business value of IBM Storwize and XIV disk storage systems after interviewing 10 organizations that had deployed either system.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Driving Performance with IBM XIV Storage System
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: This podcast describes why storage is an essential cornerstone to a private computing cloud, and proposes the key elements to a successful implementation.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2014

IBM

IBM XIV Storage: Impressive Real World Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines and analyzes the real world performance and operational value of IBM's XIV storage system. Inside, learn from end-user interviews about the high-end performance abilities of this storage system through 3 noteworthy insights from the research to date.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Modern Infrastructure E-zine, April 2014: Cloud workload management, DaaS, and more
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: Some enterprises are charging ahead with a cloud-first approach to their workloads—not just test and dev, but production workloads as well. This most recent, April-edition of Modern Infrastructure details several organizations for whom this cloud-first approach has proved very effective.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

IBM

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Solid-State Storage Arrays and Flash SSD considerations
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the implications that flash SSD will have on other storage solutions. Additionally, you will find a buyer's checklist on solid-state storage arrays that will address the benefits, and challenges, of SSD.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx- Enabled Next- Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the reasons that organizations are moving from HDDs to higher-performance media and adopting MCx technology to manage the higher I/O intensity. It also examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array"controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC & Arrow

Choosing SSD Technology and Deployment Options
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide touches on the 3 main options to deploy SSDs, and compares these SSDs to traditional mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs).
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

EMC XtremIO Executive Overview
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that provides a 100 percent flash-based scale-out storage array that will help control the cost, deliver scalability and optimize efficiency  of flash storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

EMC & Arrow

Best Practices for Optimal Flash Based Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide and learn how you can overcome flash-based storage limitations such as its notorious non-linear performance. Additionally, experts highlight 4 SSD best practices for efficient virtual machine storage.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

It's Who You Know: CDW + IBM Data Center
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights the people, products, and plan of a joint vendor to raise your data center to the top of its game. Discover how they have pinpointed the needs of storage pros to provide focused resources, technical specialization, and of course, optimal experience.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Storage solution reduces cost from $8.50/IOPS to $1.05/IOPS
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights interviews conducted by Forrester Consulting with customers that have had extensive hands-on experience using a software solution that monitors data usage and caches "hot data" on solid state drives (SSDs).
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Stop paying millions for eDsicovery
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This informative resource dives into a case study of one organization that harnessed flash optimized software to reduce their eDiscovery costs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Case study: Rid your organization of I/O latency drag
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This case study features a merchandising organization's deployment of a 'set and forget' software solution that optimally aligned with their SSD and data workload.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

SSD Architecture: Three Deployment Options
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide reveals 3 main ways to deploy SSDs and the pros and cons of each method.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Symantec 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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