When flash and cache are synonyms!

Last week I attended Storage Field Day 3, and I met some interesting companies that are looking at Flash to build hybrid solutions. Looks like 100% flash products are still too expensive for the rest of us and hybrid is gaining more and more attention by the end users. The easiest, and probably most efficient, way to implement flash in the hybrid world is to use it for caching purposes. In practice, flash on the front-end acting as a big lung used to leverage a relatively slow back-end made of mechanical disks. Long story short: a relatively small amount...

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