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The fastest servers and network connections in the world are not much help if storage systems cannot read or write data at a rapid pace. Performance-hungry databases, time-consuming data analyses, frequently accessed online applications and virtualized server or desktop environments can lead to storage bottlenecks very quickly.
Solid state drives (SSDs) can increase speed by a factor of 100 or more, and they considerably outperform hard disks. Performance and response issues could be solved immediately if all the data in performance-intensive applications resided on a storage system equipped with SSDs. Although SSDs are more expensive in terms of purchase price, the added cost is offset when they are deployed in environments which require high performance levels.
Temporary solutions based on hard disks can be expensive as well – and their performance is much lower than SSD solutions. Approaches such as investments in dedicated storage systems per application, the distribution of data over as many hard disks as possible, or frequent system tuning are only stop-gap solutions at best. And they usually deliver relatively poor overall storage system utilization.
The ETERNUS AF250 S2 is the ideal choice for application scenarios with demanding data and performance requirements. The system delivers impressive IOPS performance with lowest latency even at full load. Thus it offers a solution that resolves all performance issues in critical applications – such as real-time business analytics or VDI environments - without requiring any complicated tuning. It also fits best as general purpose storage for all Tier-1 applications in small and mid-sized companies.
FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS AF is an incredibly fast and flexible all-flash storage system for the next generation data center. At an affordable price point, it makes flash the new normal for all tier-1 applications in enterprise IT. Response times are ultra-low – in fact, they set performance records. The ETERNUS AF is also built to be smart, with easily-configurable automated quality of service to ensure each app gets the performance it needs, plus flexible deduplication and compression that can be turned on when required – and off when not. It keeps data safe as houses, with full-fledged DR with mirroring and automated transparent failover.