By Patty Brogdon | SANBlaze | July 9, 2023 |
During the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) last year (2022) FDP was the subject of multiple session talks as well as an acronym heard buzzing around numerous vendor booths. This year at FMS, expect to hear a lot more about FDP, only instead of buzz, you will no doubt be able to test drive actual solutions, including ours.
Why all the fuss? Flexible Data Placement is the ability to store data in various locations, both on-premise and in the cloud, based on different criteria such as data type, sensitivity, and usage pattern. This approach helps organizations optimize their data storage strategy by ensuring that each data set is stored in the most appropriate location based on its unique characteristics.
The question becomes: How do you test and validate FDP on storage devices? The engineering team at SANBlaze has been obsessed with coding FDP validation and testing into our Certified by SANBlaze software, something we are proud to announce at FMS this August 8-10, 2023. As businesses continue to generate and collect massive amounts of data, they need flexible data placement to effectively manage and utilize their information assets. SSD manufacturers are able to offer FDP capability on their drives which benefits their end customers in key ways:
Improved performance and scalability: By storing data in the most suitable location, businesses can improve the performance and scalability of their data storage infrastructure, ensuring that their applications and services are always responsive and available.
Reduced costs: Flexible data placement allows businesses to leverage the benefits of different storage options, such as on-premises infrastructure, public cloud, or hybrid cloud environments. This helps reduce data storage costs, optimize resource utilization, and enhance data security.
Enhanced data governance and compliance: Flexible data placement allows businesses to better manage and govern their data, ensuring that sensitive data is stored in secure locations that comply with regulatory requirements.
This year at FMS (2023) come visit us in Booth # 613 to see FDP in action and learn how we can help you test your SSDs against every criteria in the FDP specification. Hope to see you there!