Is the all-flash data centre just a tantalising dream?

Post by Chris Mellor (thank you) over at El Reg

An all-flash data centre? It’s an intriguing idea. The hardware and software components may be there, but what about the business case, including the overall price/performance and total cost of ownership?

Yes, such a data centre will be free of power-gobbling and rack space-consuming spinning disk enclosures, bringing consequent savings in cooling, but storing data bits in NAND costs more than writing them onto disk-platter recording media.

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