All-flash arrays are the performance sledgehammer, often obliterating the storage performance problem organizations hoped to resolve when buying them. The challenge is as the organization adds additional workloads to the array, its low latency exposes other bottlenecks in the environment and all-flash let down sets in. We cover the all-flash let down and how to overcome it in this ChalkTalk video.
Two areas where IT professionals will notice an all-flash let down are the storage network and in the data protection process. The storage network, especially as load increases, can no longer hide behind the latency of hard disk systems. IT professionals should certainly consider upgrading to 16Gb FC or 10GbE.
Data protection also is exposed by all-flash speeds. As users and application owners grow accustomed to all-flash performance, they expect similar results from the backup and recovery process. A good way to meet these expectations is through the liberal use of snapshots but IT professionals need to make sure that before those snapshots are taken, the application is in a quiescent state.
At some point, data needs to move off the all-flash array and to a secondary storage system. Mission critical data also needs to be replicated to another location and be in a ready state. Again, IT professionals need to look for all-flash arrays that can directly interface with secondary storage for both backups and recovers.
To learn more watch our on demand webinar, “You Bought All-Flash, Now What?“.