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Flash Memory and the Cloud

There is certainly a lot of articles being published nowadays on flash memory, its impact on data storage and the way we compute. However, there is not much being written (or talked about) on its impact on cloud storage. While it's clear to most how flash memory and other solid state storage impact us as individuals for compute - in fact I am using a laptop with a flash SSD as I type - it's not clear at all on how users of cloud storage would or could utilize flash memory effectively.

I believe that solid state storage - and flash memory in particular, a type of solid state storage - will become very effective for one use case, that being applications which perform writes once (or very infrequently) but read data frequently, in fact incessantly.

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READ MORE at SOURCE - CloudSlam Blog

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:50 PM by David Marshall
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