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Storage Design: This Is Not Your Father’s Storage Subsystem

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With the widespread adoption of flash, storage design is no longer just about getting enough spindles to support a given workload. Today you have a lot more options, and, while having options is clearly a good thing, it also means there’s more to think about when you’re trying to choose the “best” storage media or optimize a storage subsystem for a particular application workload.


This article takes a comprehensive look at storage subsystem design including HDD and SSD options, encryption, shelves and interconnects and guidelines that help you decide when to deploy all flash arrays, when to choose hybrid storage (HDDs combined with flash—either in the controller, the storage subsystem or the server itself), when HDD is still the best choice and how to put all the pieces together.


Check out the article at https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-30544


What do you think? Is it time to take a second look at how you’re deploying storage?