Hello Intel Embedded Community!
I thought you might find this blog, A Software Defined Alternative to All Flash Arrays, by a Symantec employee, Ryan Jancaitis, interesting. Here is also the direct link to it.
Deploying All Flash Arrays is today's gold standard in any enterprise data center to drive the maximum performance for applications that are hitting the limits of traditional hard-drive based architectures. Low latencies and high throughput characteristics of these arrays take workloads with varying read-write characteristics and push them to new highs in any type of benchmark. Use cases around transactional databases, data warehouses, virtual desktops, and the like are abundant on the internet and in practice. This tier-0 performance, however, comes at a huge cost.
Symantec and Intel have taken the best in new technologies, Software Defined Storage and NVMe Flash, and provided these same performance benefits at the fraction of the cost of All Flash Array. By utilizing commodity x86 components with certified software solutions, applications can bring the flash into the server and achieve better performance than industry leading vendors at huge savings. As detailed in the attached white paper, Symantec and Intel combine to enable 1+ Million transactions and microsecond latencies with a software defined solution that provides storage management, protection, and application availability.
Avoid the costs and complexities of SAN and use Software Defined Storage to run your applications at the speed of flash.