This research study examines the adoption of solid state storage in enterprise environments, seeking to understand uses and value from initial deployments and planned changes based upon experience with the technology. Enterprises with solid state storage were targeted with a survey and followed up by interviews with a percentage of respondents to obtain a deeper understanding of survey data.
Evaluator Group has published many articles on storage technologies in general and solid state in the form of flash specifically. Getting a read-out on the current status for solid state, primarily in the form of flash storage, in enterprises was seen as valuable in enhancing understanding of how successful the technology has become. The information accumulated was analyzed to provide a clearer view of enterprise use and plans for solid state technology than would be available from reporting shipment data. Coupled with Evaluator Group’s efforts in working with IT clients on strategies to solve their information storage and data management needs, this research study serves to reinforce the learnings from those engagements.
Information gathered from the research study covered a number of different areas that provide insight into how solid state storage in the form of flash has been introduced and used in enterprises. To summarize the larger subject areas and understand through analysis, a brief summary is presented:
For enterprise IT management and administrators, this report provides a window into the successes and plans of peer groups currently engaged in deploying and making use of solid state storage. Included is background information for decisions made and considerations for future efforts. For vendors, this report offers insight into where enterprise end users are going as well as their issues and buying preferences.
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