Flash Arrays Need High Performance Compression

Startups like , , and are starting to take business away from the traditional tier 1 vendors. Their key differentiator, and often the winning point, has been their ability to efficiently use flash . Making flash compelling to IT professionals requires a high architecture with the ability to use flash efficiently: at the right price point (effective cost) and effective . Many tier 1 vendors have the high , but lack the effective cost and effective capacity. This is a direct result of the lack of , and thin provisioning capabilities. This is enabling independent all flash array vendors, as mentioned above, to encroach their accounts with better cost and capacity capabilities.

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

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