Vikram Ramesh, Senior Director of Product and Digital Marketing –
You’ve heard the hype around flash storage. This technology has seen enormous popularity in enterprise storage because of the many benefits it provides, particularly around performance. Flash storage starts operating quickly and maintains high performance speeds throughout operation, which supports applications that need to access data fast. In addition, flash has a long shelf life because the equipment that houses it is more durable than traditional storage equipment. Flash storage technology offers a solution that is efficient, predictable and scalable – three desirable attributes in the enterprise data center.
But all of these benefits, of course, come at a price. Flash storage is expensive. Sure, you’re getting better performance, but often businesses lay out the money for flash technology only to discover that the speeds they’re paying for aren’t necessary for day-to-day operations. For this reason, enterprises that invest in all-flash arrays in the data center often find themselves experiencing flash storage buyer’s remorse. Oftentimes, enterprises have to choose between performance and capacity and they shouldn’t have to, especially when underlying issues that are going unnoticed could be the problem.
Following are three ways to make the most of your flash investment:
Flash can be a great addition to a data center environment, whether as a small component or the primary storage technology, but it’s not the end all be all for data centers. If you follow the above guidelines, you will avoid the costly upgrades and eliminate the buyer’s remorse.
Read how infrastructure performance management can help you best optimize your flash investments.