The world of storage technology is a bit like the classic Aesop's Fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare."
Some storage technologies, like hard-disk storage, operate at slower speeds but offer more space and lower costs. You could compare HDD to the Tortoise. Other technologies, like software-defined storage or solid-state disks, offer rapid speeds but less space at affordable prices. These could be compared to the Hare.
CDW has compiled an infographic to highlight this need for speed in enterprise IT. Some key facts worth noting:
- 5.75 million storage arrays are installed every year
- Flash storage can read up to 100 times faster than a traditional spinning hard drive
- One organization saw an 83 percent reduction in boot time
Check out the full infographic from CDW below and learn more about flash storage, visit cdw.com.