Adoption of all-flash storage is on the rise. According to the report Data Storage Trends in 2020 and Beyond by Spiceworks, a branding solution for tech buyers, 18% of businesses use all-flash storage today, and an additional 14% will use this storage technology by 2022. A few examples may help to explain why.
When IT teams need to deploy VDI, all-flash storage array accelerates database workloads. Hard disk drives aren’t hitting the mark mainly because of their high risk of failure and their inherently slow read and write times. Furthermore, the need for real-time data processing as well as the rise of AI and machine learning applications demand fast and efficient storage solutions.
Here are four reasons why all-flash storage is a better option for today’s businesses:
1. All-flash storage delivers superior performance and data-intensive computing and analytic workloads
If your company relies on databases to serve as a back end for its ERP solution or analytics for reporting, flash storage serves to accelerate workloads and improve performance, which is key to delivering immediate value to the business. The speed of all-flash storage arrays provides an edge in data processing, and the technology makes sharing, accessing, and moving data across functions simpler and quicker. All-flash technology addresses the new requirements of the modern data center that need to handle mission-critical workloads, while automating and consolidating IT operations with extreme performance.
2. Virtual desktops are growing exponentially as more people are working remotely
Virtual desktop environments are very difficult to support on a traditional storage array due to their highly transactional nature and work-centric workload. All-flash storage arrays can address workload demands and provide a consistent user experience.
3. All-flash architecture is cost-effective and delivers greater storage density with a smaller footprint
While the capacity of hard disk drives is still growing, the speed with which they can access and serve that data has remained relatively constant. All-flash increases the speed at which large amounts of data are stored and retrieved, creating better value for businesses. By delivering greater storage density within a smaller footprint, all-flash can also reduce data center costs.
4. All-flash delivers increased flexibility and scalability
Disaggregating storage from compute gives organizations more freedom to scale up to accommodate changes in applications and data volume growth. A storage architecture that meets the needs of both today and tomorrow ensures that the maximum amount of data that can be managed by each controller can scale to very high capacities. It also ensures that the architecture maintains a low metadata footprint, with no assumption that all metadata always resides in the memory.
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