SSD and Deduplication - the End of Spinning Disk

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Monday, April 2, 2012
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Solid State Disks (SSD) have become a “must have” storage technology. SSD performance cannot be equaled by spinning disk. However, rapid adoption is hampered by higher costs and longevity concerns. Data deduplication is the “change agent” that closes the gap between SSDs and spinning disks. Data deduplication rates of 5-35x dramatically reduces SSD effective cost making that issue so close that it’s no longer significant. Deduplication’s added benefit is that it also reduces the amount of data ultimately written to SSDs, further enhancing SSD reliability and addressing the second concern about SSD adoption in the data center.

Application of deduplication technology will accelerate the adoption of SSD and with this technology, SSD providers can rapidly gain market share while the end user will gain performance.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will gain a clear understanding of why deduplication technology is an integral component in any SSD strategy due to cost and longevity concerns.
Attendees will learn how deduplication can improve both SSD throughput and longevity through write elimination.
Attendees will understand why SSDs aren’t completely replacing hard disk drives at this time, but that there is a near-term solution that makes it much more viable --data deduplication.