By Frank Nishimori, Solution Architect, and Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HP Solutions, Logicalis US
When you talk to people about storage, the buzz today is all about flash. And there’s a good reason for that – flash is fast. Really fast. Most IT pros know that flash offers significant performance advantages over disk and certainly over tape, but for many, the idea of flash was out of reach due to its hefty price tag. If you read flash vendors’ marketing materials today, however, you’ll quickly get the idea that the cost of flash has come down and that it may even be comparable to spinning disk. While technically true, there is a caveat – and it’s an important one.