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Solid-state storage can be deployed in a storage array alongside traditional hard disk drives, as an all-flash array, as a separate caching appliance, or in the a server using a PCIe card. Each approach has pros and cons which must be weighed based on the workload you are trying to address before deploying a solution. In this Drill Down on where to deploy solid-state storage, you will find an article explaining the pros and cons of all of these options, another piece which discusses effective use cases for solid-state storage, and a third which outlines examples of when flash is not the right tool for the job. This compilation of articles details the solid-state implementations available today and helps you figure out how to decide which is right for your organization's needs. If you are considering an investment in solid-state storage, this Drill Down is great place to start.  Access >>>

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  • Four use cases when SSD arrays are the right solution
  • Find the best spot for flash SSD storage
  • When using SSD is a bad idea

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