A Deeper Dive into Hybrid Storage

A Deeper Dive into Hybrid Storage

Editors note: this blog is a deep-dive follow up to our previous post: How To Supercharge Your Storage, Without The Super Charge.

All-flash arrays are the all-electric Tesla cars of the data center. While a fully-electric car offers the highvehicle, they are expensive to purchase. So, many car buyers choose a hybrid car to keep the fuel efficiency without the high cost. In the data center, all-flash storage arrays are great for applications that require millions of IOPS. However, in most cases, a more affordable hybrid storage array is a much better fit.

Read on to find out how hybrid storage is both a fast and economical storage option for the abundance of business applications running in data centers today.

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How to supercharge your storage – without the super charge

How to supercharge your storage - without the super charge

Faster processors and hungrier applications demand that data be provided in higher volume and without delay. Flash storage solves the performance problem, but at a high price. High capacity disks solve the space problem, but only if performance is not critical.

One way to speed storage is to replaces slower HDDs with SSDs for databases and other high-performance applications, and assign high-capacity disks for the rest. That approach may meet an immediate need, but it leads to additional complexity and skyrocketing costs as IT has to purchase, manage and protect separate storage systems.

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