White Paper: Even All-Flash Needs a Data Management Strategy

All-Flash Arrays (AFA) have one stunning attribute. They are fast. In some cases, an AFA provides more performance than the typical data center needs. As a result, it seems that AFAs render traditional data management practices obsolete. AFAs are typically made up of the same type of media (flash), and all applications get roughly the same performance, again in most cases more than they need. Despite AFA’s positive attributes, data management is still essential for data centers that are adopting them.

An AFA coupled with a data management strategy can meet all of the performance expectations of the data center while at the same time reducing AFA investment costs. A data management strategy also improves the organization’s ability to meet compliance and regulatory demands while at the same time reducing data protection costs. It also makes sure that the applications on the AFA get the expected level of performance by removing workloads that should not be on the system.

In Storage Switzerland’s white paper “Designing an All-Flash Data Management Strategy,” IT professionals can learn how to create a data management strategy built around an all-flash array. The paper is exclusively available to registrants of our on demand webinar “The All-Flash Fix – How to Create a Hybrid Storage Architecture.”

George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before 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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