A solid state array (SSA) is a shared storage device that exclusively uses solid state drives (SSDs) to store data blocks without any mechanical hard disks. A solid state array must also be a shared storage device that can be accessed and shared by multiple physical hosts via a shared storage networking fabric such as a SAN.
Why should I consider Solid State Arrays?
How do Solid State Arrays Work?
A rich software layer acts as the “brains” of a solid state array and provides advanced full functionality such as deduplication, compression, high availability, snapshots, thin provisioning, scale-out, replication etc. The quality/feature functionality of this software determines the differentiation of a solid state array. The software runs on multiple devices commonly referred to as storage controllers. Storage controllers manage shelf of SSDs where data is stored.
What are the benefits of Solid State Arrays?