Browse Definitions :
Definition

server-side flash

Server-side flash is the use of a solid state drive with flash memory in a server. 

The flash memory is typically NAND and may be connected via different interfaces such as SATA, SAS or PCIe. Server-side flash is often used as a high speed cache or in places where high IOPS (input/output operations per second) count.

Because server-side flash is dedicated to the server it’s installed in, it doesn't require as much capacity as array- or network-based flash devices. Implementation is also simpler than in a shared storage environment. Although flash capacity is significantly more expensive than hard disk drives, SSD caching or tiering can actually provide better performance at a lower cost.

Server-side flash advantages over disk array SAN storage include higher performance overall and higher performance per watt. It also dissipates less heat and makes less noise than conventional disk-based storage.  However, lacking SAN-like features such as RAID and accessibility across networks make it unlikely to take over from storage arrays. 

 

This was last updated in July 2013

Continue Reading About server-side flash

SearchCompliance
  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

SearchSecurity
  • biometric verification

    Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing ...

  • password

    A password is a string of characters used to verify the identity of a user during the authentication process.

  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

SearchStorage
  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) refers to any type of random access memory (RAM) specifically used to store image data for a computer display.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.

Close