Addressing the need for speed, enterprises are now adopting and deploying solid state storage to rapidly access transactional data, the cloud and virtual desktop infrastructures. Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW) is a specialist storage analysis and research organization. In recent research it reveals the impressive growth of solid state drives (SSD) and high-speed memory.
The report, “Solid State Drives and High-Speed Memory: Adoption, Practice and Deployment”, which also includes the results of the IT Professionals Adoption Survey co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), indicates that more than 70% of the respondents are planning to deploy solid state drives and high-speed memory, with 25% already implemented, 32% evaluating and 31% currently implementing the technology.
Most of the respondents, at 46%, believe that spending access to transactional, structured data is the driver to solid state drives, followed by use as Tier 0 storage for primary data by 40% and storage bursting for 37%. About 51% of the respondents will deploy solid state storage or high-speed memory in the next year and 38% have implemented Pie-based adapter in server systems.
The report also features technology solutions from more than 55 hardware and software vendors and organizations with Tier 0 and IO initiatives. Detailed product validation and pricing information along with practical use-case scenarios and best practices for selecting, deploying, and managing solid stage storage are also included in the report.
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IDC reported that the SSD revenue increases by 103.4 percent in 2010. The SSD market is relatively new but, it continues grow rapidly as many startups are getting more traction.
There are no signs yet for the SSD market to slow down. According to IHS-iSuppli, the over-all enterprise storage revenue would continue to increase by 13% in the second half of 2011. Even though 71% of the revenue comes from hard disk drives (HDD), the HDD growth will just be a mere 0.9%. On the hand, SSD revenue will be up by 61% to 1.36 billion from $843 billion.
Solid state drives and high-speed memory have definitely transformed from just an optional technology enhancement to a must-have business solution. The rapid expansion of data in organizations demands massive amounts of data for analysis and needs high-speed access on data for allowing organizations to function effectively.