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Paul Silver is Vice President, EMEA for Tegile, a Western Digital brand. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Paul is a specialist in building and growing successful sales at organisations including EqualLogic (acquired by Dell) and DynamicOps (acquired by VMware). Paul has been responsible for Tegile’s operations across EMEA since 2013.

Compression And Deduplication In Flash Storage

A number of factors have contributed to the widespread adoption of the all flash storage array. The flash devices themselves became much denser, allowing companies to store data from data warehouse and other analytic systems at a per gigabyte cost that is almost the same as a storage array with HDDs. Additionally, the hyper-convergence and consolidation of workloads onto virtual machines demanded low latency for all storage. All flash storage arrays offer a number of benefits to the modern data centre. First and most important is the high IOPS at low latency that only flash storage can offer. Next, is a recent innovation: the high levels in density of modern flash devices allow these arrays to operate with nearly the same levels of storage density as an HDD-based array. Another impact of d...