Recently I wrote a blog on a basic breakdown of\u00a0flash technology. For this round, I\u2019m going to delve a little deeper into the subject of storage and your organization.\u00a0\nAs you probably know, flash storage offers a lot of benefits. No moving parts, requires less power, read\/writes very quickly. It\u2019s a perfect upgrade in certain respects, and it's finding a place within the IT infrastructure more and more often. That\u2019s right, it\u2019s for more than just notebooks and desktops. It can be used right in the heart of your organization\u2019s\u00a0data center. But is this always the case?\nYou\u2019ve heard the good, but what about the bad? Well, flash can\u2019t be everything to everybody. There are certain situations that require flash and others that don't. A storage array is a perfect example of where flash is a very good idea. It can handle the load faster than typical hard drives can\u2014even those rated for enterprise storage.\nTo discover if it\u2019s right for you, all you really have to do is\u00a0examine your situation\u00a0and ask yourself:\u2022 What kinds of applications are you running?\u00a0\u2022 What is the performance expectation of the end users?\u2022 Are your storage servers actively used or are they for deep archiving?If your users need lightning-fast access or you\u2019re running an application server, then flash storage is the way to go. However, if you have a data server that\u2019s rarely accessed, then stick with a run-of-the-mill hard drive or\u00a0hybrid flash.\nHybrid storage\u2014a traditional hard drive with built-in flash memory\u2014 allows a business to take advantage of flash storage at a lower cost. \u00a0It lets you access commonly used files quickly, while keeping seldom-used files on a slower partition.\u00a0\nAt\u00a0PC Connection, Inc.\u00a0we're finding that hybrid or a mix of hybrid and full-flash storage works best for most of our customers. We suggest you stick to flash when you need pure performance and stick to the spinning disk when you need capacity. Between the two, you\u2019ll end up with a very cost-effective solution.\nIf you have questions about your storage situation, you can always call on\nPC Connection, or view this\u00a0video\u00a0for more information. We offer no-obligation assessments that help discover the right path for your storage infrastructure.