Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. This strategy can lower the initial cost for flash drives, but can have other undesirable consequences that cause real, long-term problems. In these high drive-count infrastructures, deploying the wrong flash can cause a nightmare scenario of:
- Inconsistent Performance of non-enterprise drives
- Poor Reliability of non-enterprise drives
- Replacement of failed drives – adds cost, disruption
- Management of mixed drive environment – can be complex
- High Cost – of abandoning alternative SSDs altogether
Protect yourself and watch our on webinar “Hyper-scale Nightmare -The Potential Consequences of using Consumer-grade Flash in the Data Center” featuring Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump and Shawn Worsell, Director of Product Management at OCZ/Toshiba.
Don’t forget, all registrants can download a copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest report: “How Hyper-scale Data Centers can Safely Lower the Cost of Flash”.
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