The Storage Dilemma: Flash, Hybrid or Disk?

For federal agencies, today’s data explosion comes with a huge and complicated mandate: Gather data, store it efficiently and, above all, protect it. But how? Between budgets in flux, lagging legacy IT systems and the widely discussed and ongoing IT brain drain, the odds often seem stacked against federal IT teams.

But data waits for no one—governments included—nor do today’s rapidly changing technology or the cyber criminals looking to infiltrate it. Can your agency possibly keep up? It has to, with cybersecurity and data-loss prevention playing an ever more prominent role in our national dialogue. More than ever, government agencies need smart data storage solutions that blend efficiency, value and performance.

The first step? Deciding which solution best meets your agency’s needs: all-flash, disk-based or hybrid-flash storage. To help you choose the best storage solution for your organization, GovLoop collaborated with Force 3, a leader in government IT and storage solutions. In this report, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each storage solution while examining the future of storage in government.