All-Flash arrays were initially targeted at high-end databases that had the I/O demand to justify the investment. As the price of these systems come down, all-flash arrays are now easily justifiable as the primary storage system for virtual server and virtual desktop environments. But can flash systems become cost effective enough to be justified for files? Clearly, thanks to big data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), the quantity and the increasing importance of unstructured data, as is the need to perform analysis quickly. In this ChalkTalk Video, George Crump and IBM Storage Portfolio Marketing Manager Chandra Mukhyala discuss how a highly dense, cost effective flash storage system, complimented by the right file system, is a compelling alternative to hard disk based solutions.