Flash technologies are evolving rapidly and flash-based storage is capable of delivering millions of IOPS with sub-millisecond latency. Also, flash prices have been decreasing, making flash a more cost-effective option for storage. XC Series appliances are now available in both hybrid and all-flash variants. The blazing performance, coupled with integrated data efficiency, resiliency and protection capabilities on all-flash variants makes them the preferred choice for enterprise applications such as Oracle which require higher IOPS and low latency.
The solution described in this document used a 3-node XC630-10AF all-flash cluster comprising of ten 800GB SSDs in each node.