If you believe the aggressive marketing, the future is all-flash.
But in reality, all-flash arrays (AFAs) don’t live up to the hype. Don’t get us wrong. Flash makes for a killer cache. However, the all-flash approach meets harsh economic and performance realities at enterprise scale. Forget about heavy data reduction saving you. It comes with a performance cost. So is the future of the data center all-flash? We don’t think so.
Not So Fast:
The Future Isn’t All-Flash
Not Media-Defined. Future-Defined.
InfiniBox pillars of performance
Flash and Disk
Cache misses are serviced by a distributed NAND spillover cache. Warm data is always stored on NAND flash, never spinning disk. Cold data is compacted, protected, and dispersed across hundreds of low-cost hyperscale disk drives by our patented InfiniRAID storage engine.
What They’re Saying
“We were seeing lower write latency than the all-flash array we use for our VDI. That is very impressive for a hybrid array. For me, that’s paramount. Whatever we put on the InfiniBox, I know that write latency is pretty much non-existent.”Joe McVickerSenior Storage Administrator, HMSA
“Innovators like INFINIDAT demonstrate that architectures still matter, and that all-flash is not the only way to deliver the performance needed to serve enterprise-class apps.”Dave VellanteCo-Founder & Chief Analyst at Wikibon
“As a cloud service provider, we have a multi-tenant environment and need the high level of performance at scale that InfiniBox delivers in order to stay ahead of all our customers’ needs.”Dan HamiltonVice President of Technology at Whipcord
“We have seen great results with the INFINIDAT storage solution. We reduced our storage costs by 2.5 times, and were able to increase performance while removing all issues related to future upgrades”Sergei ZherdevHead of the IT Department of URALSIB Insurance Company
The information you need to cut through the hype and make smart choices about the storage technology in your data center.
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