Flash storage is designed to take advantage of this new technology. It provides a model which enables you to purchase and deploy storage once and upgrade it in place for generations as needed, without any downtime or data migration. This is a leap we expect will be difficult for the disk-centric designs.
A good example is Henry Davis York, a leading Australian law firm which required higher performance for its evolving data environment. With its legacy storage system, performing tasks such as setting up an infrastructure request to stand-up a new virtual server from a template took more than ten minutes.
After moving to an all-flash environment, that same task takes about one minute - a 10x reduction. As a result, business reports run faster, saving time which is significant to the business. This is just one example of why flash is pushing hard drives out of the latency path of performance intensive applications.
As we take the leap into the modern data centre, it makes no sense to continually rely on technology that is more than twenty years old, designed before flash, cloud, virtualisation and DevOps. It's time to embrace flash as the next evolution in storage and transform your business.
Source: PCWorld New Zealand
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