All-flash storage gains momentum in servers
Using two different types of solid state drives – one designed for write performance and the other optimized for read performance, the all-flash arrays are said to deliver significantly higher performance and extended SSD endurance when compared to competitive flash arrays.
The vendor uniquely optimizes its all-flash arrays to suit the specific needs of each environment by using its proprietary StorTrends iDATA Analysis Tool, which accurately defines a user’s storage requirements. The free tool can assess an organization’s entire IT environment to analyze capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads vs. writes for volumes, network bandwidth, performance, server statistics and more to classify the amount of "write data" versus "read data" required in their environment.
The StorTrends 3600i leverages state-of-the-art deduplication and compression to achieve capacity savings. It is delivered out-of-the-box with an all-inclusive feature set that is comprised of inline deduplication and compression, enlift caching, advanced snapshots, automated data tiering, active/active or active/passive configuration, WAN optimization for unparalleled replication speeds and SSD based data encryption. The StorTrends 3600i series is available with Write Tier SSD capacities of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB and 2 TB as well as Read Tier SSD capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
"Until today, the vast majority of customers have been shy of all-flash storage primarily due to the cost. AMI has broken down this barrier by offering all-flash storage for less than $0.50 per GB. This is due to the highly efficient data deduplication, compression and enlift caching technology that is offered within the StorTrends 3600i series," said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends Division at American Megatrends.
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