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Flash Stories: Making Smarter Decisions Faster

Every second counts in the data center. When storage latency prevents you from meeting SLAs or improving data center efficiency, solid-state memory can be used to meet a variety of needs. Join Rob Callaghan, as he shares real customer stories on how they were able to virtualize SQL servers, reduce search queries, and improve QoS by leveraging SanDisk flash technology. You’ll learn the unique architecture advantages of flash storage and the broad range of SanDisk solutions that have helped customers dramatically improve application performance while reducing capacity challenges and cost.
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