As the data center continues to evolve, the rapid adoption of enterprise flash storage today is helping organizations contend with business demands to store and access a growing amount of applications and digital data at rates faster than ever. Over the past year or two, enterprise flash storage has gained significant market traction, helping to address the ever-increasing needs of performance-hungry workloads like OLTP and business-critical databases. Flash’s popularity has grown quite rapidly due to dramatic declines in cost and vendors’ unique approaches to bring down overall storage costs.

Flash solid state drives (SSDs) improve the latency or speed of access to stored applications and data. The two key architectures in enterprise flash storage arrays are all-flash and hybrid arrays.

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