Solid state storage has been available for many years as a means to accelerate IO operations and reduce latency.  However, they have historically been relegated to niches that placed a high enough value on performance that they were willing to accept the price premium.

Recently, a new generation of solid state devices has emerged.  Using the latest in memory technology and powered by sophisticated controllers these devices deliver the performance equivalent of multiple hard disk drives at a fraction of the cost of previous generation solid state devices. But all solid state storage is not equal and not for everyone.

In this webcast, Dan Fallon is a Product Manager for Stratus Technologies discusses the basics of solid state storage, the various methods used to deliver the technology, performance capabilities, and future directions for solid state.