Essential Guide

A guide to flash storage


In this guide you’ll find out everything you need to know about flash storage.

If you are currently implementing these technologies or you already have, read news, e-books and case studies of successful deployments and find out how to get the most from flash storage.


All-Flash: The Essential Guide (PDF)

1What to use-

Flash storage products

Read about flash storage products, comparisons, versions and updates.


EMC revamps its all-flash XtremIO storage arrays

Storage giant EMC hopes software 4.0 update and capacity upgrades will help it maintain its lead in the all-flash storage array market. Continue Reading


IBM moves to MLC in FlashSystem 900 and V9000 all-flash arrays

IBM boosts density with new Micron MLC flash drives in revamped all-flash arrays, the FlashSystem 900 and the V9000 that includes SAN Volume Controller storage virtualisation hardware . Continue Reading


Violin Memory launches full-featured 7300 and 7700 series flash arrays

Violin Memory launches 7300 and 7700 series all-flash arrays with replication, failover, WAN optimisation and data deduplication . Continue Reading


NetApp adds EF560 and E5600 all-flash and hybrid flash arrays

NetApp adds boosted IOPS in all-flash EF560 plus hybrid flash and HDD products in E5600 series, expanding capacity in the midrange. Continue Reading

2How to deploy-

Tips to deploying flash storage

Find out how to deploy flash storage.

Essential Guide

A guide to all-flash storage arrays

In this special report we look at the product offerings and main trends in the SSD all-flash array market from the big six storage suppliers, as well as the pioneering startups. Continue Reading


Product survey: Hybrid flash arrays from the startups

Hybrid flash arrays from innovative startups have developed products that exploit the best of flash and HDD. Continue Reading

3Use cases-

Flash storage case studies

Read how businesses are implementing flash storage.


Cambridge college replaces legacy EMC with Nimble hybrid flash

Trinity Hall replaces end-of-life EMC Celerra with Nimble Storage CS220 hybrid flash in a complete upgrade of VMware virtual server environment. Continue Reading


Cern cuts latency in move from NetApp PCIe flash cards to drives

Large Hadron Collider operator Cern used PCIE flash cards for databases but found their limits and deployed flash drives in NetApp filers. Continue Reading


Amatis Networks waves goodbye to LUN woes and deploys Tintri hybrid flash

Managed service provider Amatis Networks deploys Tintri hybrid flash to slash latency and cut time-consuming LUN storage management overheads. Continue Reading


Food firm dodges €250,000 spend with PernixData flash caching

Danish food firm Chr. Hansen avoids a €250,000 spend on application licences with PernixData FVP flash caching software. Continue Reading