NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The storage industry has been buzzing about flash storage lately – and with good reason. Flash offers significant performance advantages over disk or tape, but has been too costly for many businesses to consider until now. Today, if there’s a need for speed, a flash storage array may be the answer, but Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), warns not all flash arrays are created equal.
“When you want increased speed, there’s always a cost associated with that,” says Frank Nishimori, Solution Architect for Logicalis US. “To bring the price of flash arrays down, one of the techniques manufacturers are using is something called ‘compaction’ – similar to deduplication or compression of data – which essentially gives you the ability to pack more data onto a drive. The problem is, not all data sets are compressible – and that’s when CIOs who have quickly made the move to an all-flash array have an ‘oh-no’ moment.”
“If you have data – jpegs, video or encrypted data, for example – that cannot be further compressed, then you’re going to need a scalable solution where cost-effective hard disks work hand-in-hand with flash technology to give you a single bundled solution that can store any kind of data quickly and easily,” says Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HP Solutions, Logicalis US.
Five Things to Consider Before Buying a Flash Array
The real advantage of flash isn’t speed – it’s time. The performance gains organizations get with a flash array put valuable data into decision-makers’ hands in record time. But there are other factors to think about before making the move to flash. Here are five things to consider before buying a flash array.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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