Initially, Tata Steel looked at an all-flash storage array as a means to solve their database performance issues, but that meant adding more hardware to their infrastructure. In fact, they would require two new arrays—one for their main data center and another for a second location used for Tier 1 replication traffic. Not only was this expensive from a capital outlay standpoint, but it meant more operational expenditures pertaining to deployment, management and monitoring of these devices.
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