For so long, jokes about storing data “in the cloud” were all too common. But cloud computing has become a mainstay in how we do business, and how we store data. So much so, that 74% of tech chief financial officers say that cloud computing has had the most measurable impact on their business, according to the folks at Forbes.
Flash storage for enterprise storage systems is quickly becoming the storage entity of choice for many businesses-- especially those who have high-performance needs, or those who use apps for things like accessing or storing to databases or operating artificial intelligence.
Conversations about enterprise data management used to focus mostly on terabytes, but that conversation is changing.
IT administrators and architects are constantly balancing the needs of applications with the cost to provide the best services possible. Flash storage technology has been at the forefront of this trade-off between cost and benefit for several years, but has recently become more affordable for more applications in the datacenter.
If you've been following our series on the importance of low latency in all flash enterprise storage, you will have read about consistency, multiple and mixed workloads, and performance. The short story is lower latency--rather than higher IOPS--accelerates databases and applications when using all flash storage: hence, latency has an incredibly relevant story from a business perspective.