Is 2014 Really the Year of the All-Flash Array?

Adding flash to disk array systems was inevitable, as spinning disk-based hit the performance wall and virtualization kept pushing the demand for more IOPS. These early systems were expensive, implementation was difficult and feature sets were extremely basic or non-existent. As a result use cases were limited to the performance-hungry applications that also could be directly tied to more business; in other words those applications where improved response times equaled more revenue for the organization. But a lot has happened with flash since this technology started appearing in devices about a decade ago.

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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Weekly Newsletter.

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