As a federal technology buyer, you want to be as informed as possible when it comes to acquiring new technologies to deliver on your agency’s mission.  This is especially true when it comes to buying new data storage and management solutions which are the foundations of today’s IT infrastructure.  While it’s tempting to turn to tried and true solutions, like tape and spinning disk because they are well understood technologies, but what about new storage media like all-flash arrays?

But wait!  Before you even voice any one of the common myths about flash, we’ve got some new insight from NetApp’s Rob Stein and CDW-G’s Jack Nichols that shatters these misconceptions.  Think flash is too expensive? Think again, read on, and watch the short videos to learn more.

Myth #1: All Flash Storage Solutions and All Flash Vendors are the Same

This is a concern that is heard often in during sales meetings about buying flash solutions.  While all flash storage solutions use solid state devices, each vendor uses different software and architectural approaches. In the video Rob Stein, VP of US Public Sector, NetApp and Jack Nichols Manager of Public Sector Cloud Services, CDW-G shared the two most important factors you need to consider when talking to vendors.

 

Myth # 2:  Flash Technology is Less Reliable than Traditional Storage

While it’s true that once upon a time flash storage media had a bit of problematic reputation about reliability, the next-generation of solid state media has changed dramatically.  Click below to find out what’s changed and how innovation in the space has affected reliability.

 

Myth #3: Flash Storage is More Expensive than Spinning Disk

In the end, whether we like it or not, many of our purchasing decisions come down to a matter of budget.  Stein and Nichols explore the pricing dynamic of the flash storage market as well as looking at some of the flow-on benefits to the bottom line.  Curious, click on the play button!

 

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