Qualifying SSDs for the Data Center: Current and Future Trends

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Data is the heart and soul of any business organization. With the ever-increasing need to store and access data readily, modern data center production workloads are progressively complex and varied. These workloads require a high-performance storage infrastructure for data centers to meet the demands of their customers.


Enter solid-state drive (SSD) technology, the first quantum leap in storage performance in 40 years. Compared with traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs), SSDs have a much lower latency, can generate as much as 1000 times the number of I/Os per second (IOPS), and have three to five times the throughput.


SSDs promise improved application performance, greater storage utilization, reduced operating expenses, and lower total cost of ownership.