Many vendors position all-flash arrays arrays as the performance cure-all, especially for virtualized environments like VMware and Hyper-V. But flash is actually only the first step, other aspects like connectivity, data protection and disaster recovery need to be considered as well. An all-flash array can service millions upon millions of IOs per day so IT professionals need to be assured of quality communication. At the same time, since customers have put all their eggs in a single all-flash bucket, these systems need to provide excellent data protection and extreme high availability. Join George Crump, Senior Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Phill Gilbert, 3PAR Product Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.