All-flash arrays (AFAs) read, write, and execute computations with far greater speed than HDDs. But other factors make AFAs a better choice for enterprise:
NAND stands for “negative-AND,” referring to the logical gates that NAND flash arrays’ floating-gate transistors resemble. NAND is the preferred method for flash storage today because it’s more robust and reduces the time it takes to read, write, or erase data, code and software.
The nonvolatile characteristic offered by NAND cannot be found in earlier arrangements of floating-gate transistors for flash storage, such as NOR. As nonvolatile storage (NVS), NAND is critical to enterprise flash storage arrays. Nonvolatile means that your AFA enterprise will not lose any data, software, applications, or any other data in the event the power goes out. Every VM and container on your AFA are safe with nonvolatile NAND AFAs.
Some of the heaviest hitters in the consumer space, including Facebook, Amazon, and Dropbox have switched—or are in transition toward—AFA storage. But for the small enterprise, the perceived cost of AFA can thwart any CFO’s desire to migrate to AFA.
Not that long ago, the argument against transitioning from legacy storage to AFA was that all-flash was astronomically more expensive. Today, that’s simply not true.
With the Tintri All-Flash Array, you’ll get the agility of public cloud in your data center. Conventional AFAs just aren’t suited to work with cloud-native applications. With Tintri CONNECT architecture, application performance, IT automation, and predictive analytics for scalability are guaranteed.
If you’re still working with legacy storage and you’ve tried to reconfigure the LUNs and volumes within your HDDs to support a cloud environment, it’s time to make a change. Have a look at the agility, flexibility and scalability Tintri application-level all-flash storage will bring to your enterprise cloud.