Flash. Is this the light in my camera, a plug-in for my browser, or a superhero that runs really fast?

In IT, the term is both ubiquitous and vague. The solid-state drive in your laptop, the new memory in your z15, and your new all flash storage array – these all boast flash technology that promises to make everything faster.

Many datacenters have adopted flash technology and are observing that their I/O response times are not dramatically different. Why?

Take a stroll with John Baker as we break down this relatively old invention to understand what it can – and cannot – do for your datacenter.

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