The Storage Game Changer
Enterprise applications are frequently performance constrained in their ability to access data because of the limitations of hard disk drives in the data center. The latency of disk based storage severely limits data throughput and cannot keep up with today’s high speed networks and fast multi-core processors. The fastest disk drives available have latency greater than 5 msec and deliver only 250 IOPS or less. So, administrators are forced to over-provision the drives and spend considerable time trying to tune and squeeze more performance from “high-performance” disk drives.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can solve the performance problems associated with disk drive latency – Flash Memory Arrays. A single 3U array can deliver upwards of 250,000 IOPS, while keeping latency below .1 msec (100 µsec) – driving application performance by a order of magnitude (10x or more). These completely solid state solutions bring benefits to a wide range of data intensive applications including; databases, business intelligence, messaging and data warehousing. Most data intensive environments (OLTP, OLAP, VDI, etc.) are experiencing performance problems due to the limitations of legacy hard disk drives. And as organizations begin to manage “big data”, the roadblocks of their current hard disk storage solution become more apparent.
Applications today can only perform as fast as their storage tier and latency is the roadblock. Increase the speed of your applications with all-flash storage and eliminate the latency barrier. Flash memory arrays can scale to hundreds of TB’s, provide high bandwidth connectivity and deliver the lowest latency available today. And they are affordable – most arrays cost no more per GB than legacy disk solutions with 15K drives (some cost less). Contact CopperPort Consulting today, so that we can discuss your storage challenges.