Primary Storage: The difference between flash Arrays and a bunch of SSD's

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 29, 2012 2:25:48 PM

Start From Flash

There is discussion in the industry as to the best method to deploy solid state storage, in other words whether it is better to build flash arrays from SSD's, PCIe Cards, or the flash chips themselves. The key to system design is selecting the right building blocks and integrating them in such a way that the overall system is optimized - while minimizing tradeoffs. Violin strongly believes that you need to start from the flash layer (chips), and build an array as a coherent, tightly integrated whole to extract the extraordinary value offered by these amazingly high performance flash die.

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Topics: commodity, Flash Array, solid state drive, PCIe, server, SSD