StorageShort: Are All-Flash Arrays Really the same Price as Hard Disk Arrays?

A claim that many all-flash vendors are making is they reached price parity with hard disk based arrays. If that is true, then organizations would be crazy to buy any storage system with a hard disk in it. But it seems organizations are still buying hard drives. Why? Do we really have price parity or not? In this StorageShort we discuss what price parity really means and why hard disk-based systems are still in demand and why that demand makes sense.

When it comes to Network Attach Storage, the case against all-flash may be even stronger. IT may be wise to invest in other areas instead of performance since most users can’t take advantage of it. Instead IT should look to deliver higher value services like enterprise file sync and share and integrated archiving. To learn more about the features that primary storage may need more than all flash watch our on-demand webinar “Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn’t)”.

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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