Using flash storage today, part 1

There are 3 ways to integrate flash in your customers’ solutions today. 

 Option 1: just do it.

  • Buy off-the-shelf solid state drives (SSDs) and substitute for disk drives
  • Or, incorporate thumb drives in your solution or process to solve a problem (security codes or data, for example)
  • Identify high-end applications where SSDs will make a real difference in user experience or performance

Flash storage means a 5X to 10X cost multiplier per gigabyte for you.  This is justifiable and even profitable if you can find applications that justify a commensurate price increase or savings in your development/support costs. 

Not a lot of market for this today, but it will grow fast.  This is a great chance to get up the learning curve early.

Let’s hear how you’re doing this today.  What’s the best current application for flash?

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