Solista: Flash prices are driving new opportunities in AI and media

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This article appeared in the November 2017 issue of CRN magazine.

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Solista: Flash prices are driving new opportunities in AI and media

With Solista director Noel Allnutt

What enterprise storage brands  do you specialise in?

Nimble, HPE and Pure Storage.

When did your company first get involved in this area?

Day one. Four years ago we were one of the first resellers of both Pure and Nimble.

What are your storage credentials?

We have gold status with these vendors and our engineers are certified to the highest level.

Which distributor do you use for storage?

Dicker Data, Arrow and Nextgen Distribution.

Have you heard about any cool developments in the storage space recently? 

The reduction of the cost of flash is driving exciting opportunities in AI, media and machine learning areas. This creates a lot more opportunity for vendors as new use cases arise.

Can you tell us about a recent deployment you have done?

ASX and Colliers International.

What is driving customers’ storage-based projects?

High-performance compute needs and the desire to simplify on-prem infrastructure.

Storage is…?

The foundation of the data centre and the engine for innovation. 

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