Flash storage should be a top data center priority, Gartner says

Friday Dec 4th 2009 by Datamation.com Staff

According to Gartner, flash is 25 to 30 times more expensive than hard disk drives, but the price is worth it.

Flash-based storage will quickly become one of the most important technologies in the data center, Gartner said this week. Flash-based solid state memory is still 25 to 30 times more expensive than spinning disk drives on a per-gigabyte basis, and there are questions about its durability, but it carries several advantages over traditional storage devices, Gartner analyst Carl Claunch said at the research firm's annual data center conference.
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