Magnetic disk-based storage cannot compete with flash when it comes to performance.
Flash Storage - a Need, not a Want
Flash storage systems are now widely available, with proven performance, longevity and with competitive prices at a workload-for-workload level compared with magnetic disk. However, there remain perceptions around flash that need to be addressed – particularly with price and longevity. Alongside this, those considering their organisation’s longer term storage strategy need to look at, why they are keeping data and what the organisation expects from its overall storage platform.
In doing so, they will discover that flash storage is something they need now – it’s not just a nice to have.