Flash Storage – Powering the Future of Business

Data CenterTo this day, Flash Storage continues to make sense for mission-critical, mission-nominal and performance workloads for the vast majority of IT managers. Flash Storage can be tailored to meet your specific needs, while increasing your competitive advantage with faster analytics and long term savings. It provides high performance, less maintenance and a low latency processing time for complex operations. The small design, combined with low power and cooling consumption, reduces your physical footprint, making it appropriate for businesses of all sizes where disk storage no longer meets needs. Flash Storage delivers a consistent quality of service, often rated as high as three 9s in the availability percentage. It is capable of harnessing the big data explosion, features a quick deployment speed and simple management features, giving your IT staff plenty of time to focus on strategic initiatives.

Flash technology has developed significantly throughout the years and we are starting to see a number of new advancements to compliment it. First we are seeing smarter storage systems featuring built-in analytics. With storage arrays now possessing the functionality to store billions of files at once, smart storage has become increasingly necessary to track these files and see what they are doing. Secondly, Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and hyperconverged solutions are beginning to be embraced by more and more datacenters. SDS places emphasis on storage-related services rather than storage hardware. Without the constraints of a physical system, a storage resource can be used more efficiently and its administration can be simplified.

Third on the list of new advancements is non-volatile memory express flash devices (NVMe). These devices are quickly getting cheaper, faster and are increasing their capacity loads. Additionally, they are lightweight and decrease the burden on the CPU. An example of this trend in place is the HPE launch of NVMe Persistent Memory Products. These NVMe flash drives are natively persistent and are used for read-intensive, write-intensive and mixed-use workloads. NVMe specifications allow for the delivery of better efficiency, scalability, performance and error correction.

Last and certainly not least is the advancement of cloud storage extensions. Because of cloud economics and the improvements in storage technology, many storage solutions now incorporate the cloud. Companies are using the cloud for transactional workloads and spinning disks for second and third-tier storage. As time goes on, we will start to see flash and cloud interrelated throughout different vendors.

 

Leveraging custom hardware and flash memory solutions is a smart way to accelerate analytical application across an enterprise. With the increased storage efficiency of re-writable flash memory chips, this solution can help an organization like yours to support more concurrent applications and users with ultra-fast query-response times. The enterprise achieves shorter batch processing tasks and the ability to manage the full data lifecycle, while realizing substantial cost savings through policy-driven automation and tiered storage management. Flash systems are ideal for transaction-rich application at the core of “Big Data” needs. KeyInfo has invested heavily in Flash technology and has several units in the Demo Center. Call us today or click HERE to schedule your workload into the Demo Center for a proof of technology.

Be sure to check out our video on KeyInfo Flash Storage Solutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpV2kQPJqwk

 

 

Author: Drew W.
Key Information Systems