Demartek Comments on Storage Efficiency and SSDs
Dennis Martin said that Flash storage not only speeds up storage performance, it also changes some of the other measurements of storage efficiency. For instance, the number of IOPS per Watt falls with SSDs because of their performance and low latency.
When looking at Flash storage on a dollars-per-GB basis compared to spinning disk, Flash will be higher, Martin said. “What we’re finding, though, is Flash in the enterprise space is beginning to get close to the price points for enterprise hard drives... Now when you look at it in terms of dollars-per-IOPS, all of a sudden it looks pretty attractive.”
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