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Speaking of SSDs (with Poll)

Is SSD only for performance?

In the spirit of solid state devices (SSD) including DRAM and nand flash, not to mention emerging phase chance memory (PCM) among others that help to boost productivity and cut latency, here are a couple of quick notes and links.

Here are a some more pieces to have a quick look at:
SSD and Real Estate: Location, Location, Location matters
SSD Is in Your Future: Where, When and With What Are the Questions
Storage and IO trends for 2013 and beyond
SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

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Is SSD only for performance?
Have SSDs been unsuccessful with storage arrays (with poll)?
End the Hardware Numbers Game

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Image via 21cit (desum): The SSD hardware numbers game

What's your take on SSD in storage arrays, cast your vote and see results here

Also check out here what Micron has in mind with merging nand flash with the DDR4 (e.g. DRAM socket) memory bus for servers in a year or two.

Ok, nuff said.

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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Greg Schulz is founder of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) Group, an IT industry analyst and consultancy firm. Greg has worked with various server operating systems along with storage and networking software tools, hardware and services. Greg has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and storage and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for various vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO.

In addition to his analyst and consulting research duties, Schulz has published over a thousand articles, tips, reports and white papers and is a sought after popular speaker at events around the world. Greg is also author of the books Resilient Storage Network (Elsevier) and The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC). His blog is at www.storageioblog.com and he can also be found on twitter @storageio.