Reply to post: Let's get to the point of having all our DBs on flash first

Is the all-flash data centre just a tantalising dream?

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Let's get to the point of having all our DBs on flash first

Before worrying about an all-flash datacenter. The idea of deduplication making flash cost less is stupid, because you can dedupe to disk and realize the same savings. That's how the backup to disk products like DataDomain function.

The utility of backing up to flash is near zero, as drive performance is not a limiter and power consumption benefits would be minimal since the drives are idled when not in use. Flash will have to be get cheaper for that to make sense, and we are a long way away from that.

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