The Role of Data Reduction in a Flash Environment

Stretching a Dollar

In order to maximize capacity and bring down the cost per GB, vendors in this space generally include comprehensive deduplication technology that can have a major positive impact on capacity. Even better, data reduction technologies in all flash systems also serve to extend the life of the flash media itself. Here’s why: when data is deduplicated, it doesn’t need to be written … [Read more...]

Introduction to Hybrid Storage Arrays


Hybrid storage arrays leverage a combination of spinning disk and flash disks to create systems that feature many of the performance benefits of flash coupled with the capacity benefits inherent in disk-based systems.  Remember, even as the cost of flash comes down, hard drive manufacturers continue to push physical limitations to increase the data density of spinning disks.  … [Read more...]