Advantages of True Enterprise Solid State Drives (SSDs) in Enterprise Systems

It is now well recognized that SSD's are capable of delivering blistering IOPS (Input/output Operations Per Second) performance versus traditional rotating disk drives in server and storage applications. This enormous gap in capability requires that different metrics need to be used to determine the affordability of SSD. HDD (Hard Disk Drive) systems historically used the price per gigabyte. However, the value proposition for SSD's is now measured in the price per IOPS. This price per IOPS approach can translate to significant cost savings over traditional rotating media when measuring the speed of results or access to data while typically reducing the number of drives needed to be deployed in order to hit a performance target and therefore saving significant amount of power.

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