Know your I/O profile before deploying Flash
Dennis is correct. IT managers need to test the various flash storage vendors in their labs before deploying into production data center. Not all application workloads demand the performance (and expense ) of flash. The key is having the data to know which workloads need flash, which are fine on a hybrid, and which are ideal for traditional spinning disks. Also, each flash storage vendor uses different types of flash devices, different controllers, different software stacks, and different deduplication and compression implementations. This can lead to huge (2X to 5X) variations in performance. Products like Load Dynamix are specifically designed for storage engineers to provide this vendor-independent data, empowering them to make intelligent decisions on flash/hybrid deployments.