The Stack Archive Whitepaper

How flash changes everything

Thu 10 Apr 2014

Accommodating exponential growth on flat spend seems intractable, and yet servers and networks have been getting exponentially faster and cheaper following Moore’s Law for decades. Storage has failed to keep pace because of mechanical disk. While capacity and cost have grown explosively, hard drive performance has been flat. As a result, the performance per GB of disk (its IOPS density) has been getting exponentially slower!

Flash memory is key to resolving this crisis. Like servers and networks, solid-state flash gets faster and cheaper over time. But flash has not yet had a comparable impact in your data center. Why?

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