NAND flash brings with it a new set of terminology; a new set of pros and most certainly a new set of cons. New flash-based storage vendors are popping up by the dozens. So, what is an IT person to do with all this new technology? Simple. Ask questions and when in doubt, test the solution first.
Storage purchases are expected to live in production for at least 3 to 5 years. Knowing which companies are likely to still be around, what makes their technology different and what makes flash storage the killer new toy or the aggravating purchase you soon regret is based on your understanding of this new technology and how each vendor utilizes it. Read on for the Top 5 questions to ask a flash vendor.