IDC's Eric Burgener discusses the four key feature sets needed to most effectively enable mixed workload consolidation in enterprise storage.
Today, I am exceptionally proud and excited to announce the availability of our new Flash Storage Platform (FSP), powered by Concerto OS 7 and managed by Symphony 3.
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What is Firmware? Think of firmware as software for hardware. Good firmware allows the full expression of the underlying hardware’s capabilities. Good firmware allows for optimization. In the case of an all-flash array, good firmware handles low-level data movement, RAID, Garbage Collection, data placement, data recovery, and data integrity.