Guest Column | September 3, 2013

Q&A: What You Should Know About Flash-Based Storage

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By Momchil Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic

What are some of the benefits of flash-based storage?

Flash's best attributes are low latency and high performance, which are its key value propositions for users. Can we realistically use millions of input/output operations per second (IOPS) in all applications? No. But the performance, cooling, power consumption, and other capabilities of flash allow enterprises to design their data centers better, make them more efficient, and focus on keeping the right data as well as making that data more useful for them. It is a very positive and disruptive change. When an organization couples the capabilities of flash with a comprehensive software-defined storage platform, they realize the elasticity, performance, and economics of the most efficient cloud data centers in the world. 

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