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Strategic Considerations for Choosing Between All-Flash Arrays and Hybrid Flash Arrays

Strategic Considerations for Choosing Between All-Flash Arrays and Hybrid Flash Arrays

This IDC study provides infrastructure and datacenter managers with guidance on how to best harness emerging and existing storage technologies to create IT infrastructures that can meet evolving business requirements and environmental conditions efficiently. IT managers facing enterprise storage technology refresh have new storage architectures available to them, and two of these (AFAs and HFAs) are dominating IDC's forecast for external storage revenue streams through 2019. This study calls out the strategic differences between the two platforms, providing guidance that will help CIOs set deployment strategies effectively leveraging these flash-optimized array offerings."Although they both exhibit flash-optimized storage architectures, all-flash arrays and hybrid flash arrays emphasize different capabilities," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage, at IDC. "By matching array capabilities to an enterprise's datacenter strategies, workload requirements, and administrative priorities, enterprises can easily select the array type that is best suited for their own environments."


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Situation Overview
How HFAs and AFAs Differ
Considering HFAs
Considering AFAs
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Immediately (Next 6–12 Months)
Midterm (12–18 Months)
Long Term (18–36 Months)
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