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The FabFour Benefits of Flash Storage in the Enterprise.

cStorFabFourFlashStorageDue to the demands business applications and workloads, flash storage has seen a rapid increase in adoption by leading enterprises. Today’s all-flash storage systems help enterprises improve both the economics and performance of their workloads, delivering significant improvement in input/output (I/O) performance.

One of the top flash designs cStor recommends is the NetApp® FlashRay™ system. FlashRay improves the economics and performance of flash technology, while still delivering efficiency, protection, and data management. This is all-flash storage that provides more value for the storage dollar.

Here are four key benefits of the innovative NetApp® FlashRay™ system:

  1. Accelerate multiple types of workloads with adaptable performance architecture. Increase effective capacity up to 20X without decreasing performance. Satisfy variable workloads with consistent submillisecond latency, high IOPS, and massive throughput.
  2. Leverage patented ‘always-on’ inline data efficiency features—such as inline deduplication, inline compression, and thin provisioning—increase effective capacity with no performance impact.
  3. Enable byte-granular compression and predictable performance across different I/O sizes with variable-length block layout. Realize maximum savings through byte-granular compression.
  4. Documentation and GUI are localized in six languages. This allows data to be managed with ease internationally using the localized GUI, familiar CLI, and REST API.

Flash will become the standard for enterprises as long-term IT strategies evolve. Get to know flash and get ready to rock your data center with a foundation that will enable integration and the ability to leverage future solid-state technologies and drive down the cost of storage.

Check out this video for more information Business Benefits and Use Cases for Flash Storage .

Pete Schmitt
About Pete Schmitt
As the lead for cStor technology and engineering, Pete researches new and emerging technology to ensure that his team is at the forefront of technology trends and best practices so that they can deliver the best possible technological solutions to cStor customers. He brings an extensive background in information technology, customer service, and professional services and is known for delivering second-to-none customer experiences—a philosophy that is directly attributable to cStor’s long-standing success and reputation.

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