Back in May, I presented the blog and question, “Is MLC the future of enterprise SSD storage?” and covered the ground with a discussion of the current standards, trends, and thoughts from analysts. It became clear that Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology used within Solid State Drives was going to remain an important part of enterprise storage deployment.
And now CTOEdge has recently published, “Six Steps for Making MLC Work in the Enterprise”, an extensive piece that updates and expands on these areas. Written by Seagate’s Teresa Worth, the story presents a unique inside-perspective on the obstacles surrounding SSD adoption, provides an update on standards body works, and shares ways to simplify SSD adoption and deployment.
IT pros are always looking for ways to improve the performance of their storage infrastructure as their data-intensive applications needs grow. SSDs show promise to fulfill these needs, but still also have their range of challenges for deployment. And certainly MLC technology, as Worth adds in her story, can help successfully incorporate SSDs into data centers without breaking the bank.
Check out the CTOEdge piece about the methods and best practices for deployment and do let us know your thoughts.
Have you deployed SSDs at your business or are you still waiting? What issues have you experienced or what concerns do you have?