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Upgrade to SSD Without a New Network?

  
  
  
  
  
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If your data center has experienced performance issues as of late, you might have considered upgrading to SSD (solid-state drive). While the price of SSDs have come down over the years, they are still a considerable investment—about 20 times as expensive as HDDs. And if you don’t have the resources to upgrade the rest of your storage network, is it worth investing in just SSD?

George Crump of Information Week says yes. In his article entitled, “Fast SSD Storage, Slow Networks,” he argues that it’s worth making the investment in SSD even if you can’t upgrade the rest of your storage infrastructure (cables, switches, cards, etc.). He also suggests adding SSD to the server using a drive form-factored SSD or PCIe SSD.

For more tips on how to upgrade your network without replacing the entire infrastructure, read on in the article!