Emerging businesses’ demands are compelling IT industry to adopt cutting-edge technology, delivering performance, reliability with pertinent economic practices. All size businesses are adopting SSD (Solid State Drive) technology for I/O intensive applications to deliver performance with simplified management and at controlling costs. The purpose of enterprises to move to SSD is to bring transformation in the entire storage model by slashing device count from hundreds to a few and increasing performance in tandem. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this storage solution not only benefits IT managers, but also OEMs and the industry as a whole to strategically manage and control IT department.
Comparing SSD with HDD, you can find its primary function is to deliver applications and data to the enterprise, or external customers. The main problem with HDD is the integration of spinning media with two moving parts attached: the data platters and the read/write heads. These two physical characteristics of the drive allow limited access to the data as compared to SSD, which is free from moving parts. It is reported that there are non-volatile memory chips in Solid State Drives that can deliver extremely high IOPS (Input/output Operations per Second) and consume very low power.
A Sneak Peek into Three Major Advantages to SSD over HDD:
IOPS Performance: If reports are to be believed, enterprises using SSD have experienced 100 times better data access operations in comparison to companies with HDD. This clearly indicates that the workload 100 hard drives is equivalent to the workload of a single SSD.
Power Savings: The SSD reduces power consumption because of the absence of moving parts and the need for fewer drives to handle the same workload.
Capacity Utilization: You can use entire capacity of SSD in order for achieving the desired IOPS performance without bothering of energy consumption.
In addition to aforesaid advantages, enterprises can also benefit from space reduction and reliability improvements by moving to SSDs.