Flash storage technology that was initially used to help make mobile devices lighter, sleeker and smarter, is now all set to play its part in the evolution of smart cities. But then the question arises that how the storage technology designed to portable computing has managed to reach at this peak. It all brings us to the point that these innovative storage solutions are risking their claim on plans for smart cities in India as well as internationally.

Flash storage on demand in India

As the Digital India has given a boost to the smart cities mission, the Indian government expects that this rural-urban migration will put in a lot of pressure on the urban areas to accommodate the needs of rural areas. This demands for immediate and proactive strategies to build smart cities to provide urban services to the city dwellers in an effective and economical approach.

However, the point here is that the India government foresees that these smart cities will rely heavily on technology and run on a digital backbone and soon be a part of the extensive Internet of Things (IoT). To make things work effectively, these IoT based architecture needs flash at different stage and in distinct forms. The various device endpoints and different data processing points require high-performance, sophisticated storage solutions to process and manage high volume data and flash seems to be the perfect option as it is capable of addressing a plethora of storage requirements.

Flash storage solutions can efficiently help organizations with data management and other crucial aspects such as knowledge sharing, planning and collaboration essential for the administration of city. The best way to streamline and scale IT infrastructure for these growing cities is to deploy a cloud-based platform residing on high-performance flash storage. This will enable them to spend capital on what they actually require, with the added benefit of easily scaling resources without any interruption.

A large number of cloud-based instances have been transitioned to flash based storage and the reason behind this transition is many and fascinating. Enterprise-grade flash storage are available in an extensive range of sizes and configurations and further, it enables adding into existing setups on incremental basis.

How it is helping data centers? Data centers are finding flash storage very productive and beneficial as firstly it significantly cuts down IT expenses after dividing capital costs and operational expenses. As flash storage offers support for software-defined storage, it is also enabling it to be managed and provisioned systematically and remotely. This value added advantages of high-performance, cost benefits and ease of management makes flash storage ideal solution for smart city architecture in both the legacy cloud and hybrid cloud ecosystems.

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