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This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of July 2013 Vol. 12 No. 5
No longer a luxury item for well-heeled data centers, SSD technologies are more affordable than ever and come in a variety of form factors with a choice of deployment options. Solid-state storage technology has completely revolutionized consumer electronics products, replacing spinning disk drives in virtually all types of compact consumer devices such as mobile telephones and tablet PCs, and becoming the standard for ultra-thin laptop computers. The same benefits and enthusiasm for solid-state storage are now being felt in data centers. While the number of units shipped for some types of hard disk drives (HDDs) is declining, solid-state drive (SSD) shipments continue to soar, and are quickly gaining acceptance for enterprise applications. Solid-state storage is a good fit for database applications, virtualized servers, virtual desktop environments and other workloads that need higher performance based on any of the following criteria: Transactional performance, measured in I/Os per second (IOPS) Total throughput or bandwidth, ...
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