Flash storage is the defacto standard for many businesses and government agencies today. The reason? Flash has several benefits. Most important: the fact that it is extremely fast versus spinning hard disk drives. It’s also rewritable and non-volatile.
When it first launched flash was expensive and difficult to integrate with existing storage offerings. However, today, as the price of flash storage continues to drop, implementation continues to increase. As a result, IT expects it to work much like SDD, demanding performance objectives such as 100% application availability, superior data security, resilience, and compliance. They also expect it to integrate with private and hybrid cloud implementations.