It is often said that flash storage is the foundation that you need in order to drive your modern data centre infrastructure. However, for a long time there has been this perception, justified or otherwise, that flash is a luxury that is out of reach except for enterprises with a large enough budget.
Realising this fact, vendors are offering entry-level flash arrays catered to SMEs and those that would like to enjoy that boost in performance offered by flash, but not splurge on the high-end flash systems.
We compiled this list because we thought it would be useful to see the offerings of leading players in this space, side by side. We make no judgement of which is the best. Keep in mind it’s not just about outright performance. Take note of how the offerings are targeting slightly different use cases and packaged with a range of value-added features to appeal to customers.