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Over the past decade, while the rest of IT infrastructure has improved exponentially in performance, storage has been virtually stagnant, increasing in capacity but not in performance. The table below shows how CPU, DRAM, network, and bus performance have outpaced storage by 16 to 400 times. To have kept pace, hard drives would need to spin at 6 million rpm today. Instead, storage is now the prime bottleneck in datacenters.
|CPU||1 xPentium 4 1.5 GHz||5 xPentium D 2.6 GHz||15 xQuad 2.6 GHz||30 xOctal 3.0 GHz|
|DRAM||1 xDDR1 PC-2100||4 xDDR2 PC2-4200||8 xDDR3 PC3-8500||16 xDDR3 PC3-17000|
|Network||1 x100Mb Ethernet||10 xGigabit Ethernet||100 x10 Gigabit Ethernet||400 x40 GbE|
|BUS||1 xPCI 32-bit/33 MHz||15 xPCIe Gen1 x8||30 xPCIe Gen2 x8||60 xPCIe Gen3 x8|
|Disk||1x15K rpm hard drive||1x15K rpm hard drive||1x15K rpm hard drive||100xAll-Flash|
Excessive Operating Costs of Disks
At the same time, power, cooling, rackspace, and datacenter maintenance costs have reached record levels. According to Gartner, storage consumes 37% of overall datacenter power. Organizations face relentless data growth without the facilities or operating budget to support them. Despite achievements in areal density, disk storage remains based on power-hungry, hot, large and comparatively unreliable technology.
Hybrids and Tiers Are Inadequate Band-Aids
Caching and primary storage tiering have emerged as possible solutions to these challenges, but these approaches have significant drawbacks.
Enter Nimbus Data All-Flash Systems
Nimbus Data believes that all-flash is the destiny of primary storage and that all customers deserve access to this incredibly powerful technology. With the Gemini all-flash array, organizations can skip the Band-Aid and go straight to the ideal solution — a storage platform based entirely in flash — affordability and without feature compromises.