Gartner Report: Use Top-of-Rack Flash for Analytics and Emerging Applications

In this independent Gartner report, we believe analyst Valdis Filks discusses how new storage infrastructures called top-of-rack flash provide an alternative to slower, complex or inefficient storage solutions.

Top Rack Flash for Analytics and Emerging Apps

We believe he also recommends that enterprises focus on building and sustaining dependable infrastructures by:

  • Reading and analyzing data directly from a rack-attached storage array.
  • Avoiding use of internal storage or flash accelerator cards within servers with multicore CPUs and multiple GPUs.
  • Provisioning more processing power as required for data analytics servers by using rack-based solid-state arrays (SSAs) connected via high-speed but low-cost interconnects.

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Use Top-of-Rack Flash for Analytics and Emerging Applications, Valdis Filks, Published 11 April 2018 - ID G00347786