Your customers need quick access to their data and your internal end users are no different. After all, they’re trying to do their jobs as efficiently as possible — just like you.

Taking on the task to achieve faster storage is made even more challenging by the mountains of data that today’s IT systems store thanks to technologies like IoT, mobility, AI, and automation. They make it easier to enhance products and services and easier to run business operations, but they also produce vast data volumes. To solve this challenge, you can increase your legacy storage system capacity to handle all the data. But achieving the required speed for accessing and saving data becomes much more difficult and costly. So what’s the answer?

Consider all-flash storage. In addition to moving data much faster than traditional spinning media, all-flash solutions apply deduplication and compression technologies to improve your data footprint reduction ratio for each of your workloads, such as virtual desktop infrastructures, server environments, and databases.

The ratio measures the amount of raw data in a storage volume compared to the amount of effective data. The higher the ratio, the less raw storage you require. For example, if you need to store 100TB of data, and the solution you select provides a reduction ratio of 10:1, you only need to buy 10TB of storage.

But to truly optimize the TCO of all-flash, you also need to deploy a storage solution that incorporates advanced data processing capabilities. These include block folding, which increases space efficiency so you can store more data. And with zero-pattern elimination, you can even free up storage to improve database performance.

Another key feature to look for is adaptive compression to eliminate block clumping so you can avoid having to deploy additional compute resources. And by being able to create virtual copies of data, you can eliminate nearly all physical data copies. You also won’t run out of space if you utilize a solution with inline deduplication. This reduces the data in each volume by removing duplicates as data arrives.

By deploying an all-flash solution with these advanced capabilities, you can reduce the storage capacity your business requires while still storing large amounts of data. And before you know it, your all-flash solution will not only be cost-effective, but it will provide the storage speed your business demands.

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