Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Deciding Between Hybrid or 100% SSD Storage on EMC Storage Hardware
Since the differences between full SSD and hybrid systems are fairly well defined, the choice of going either route is usually relatively black and white. If having the lowest latencies and response times and the highest IOPS and throughput are absolute must-haves right now, then going 100 percent SSD will benefit your organization more. Otherwise, a slow and steady transition to SSD via the hybrid route and taking advantage of lower future NAND prices might be a better way to go. Fortunately, both of these adoption strategies are available to storage architects in the context of legacy EMC storage hardware. Most EMC controllers & systems have supported SSD technology since it first became available on their Symmetrix line. The technology eventually made the leap devices for small- and medium-sized businesses, including its CX4 storage area network series.