VMware Partner Exchange 2014 has come to a close. Has there ever been a more exciting time to be in the storage industry? The market is overflowing with innovation to tackle the struggles inherent in disk storage arrays. As one PEX attendee said, “The incumbent storage vendors simply failed to innovate at the pace of VMware.“ We are Witnessing a Flash-Powered Storage … [Read more...] about What’s the Total Addressable Market for All-Flash Arrays?
In many ways data deduplication and compression are a lot like salt and pepper. Both of these seasonings enhance the taste of food, each has a distinct flavor and is used in varying quantities depending on the dish being prepared; however, most of the time food tastes better when the two are used together. Similarly, dedupe and compression both reduce storage capacity, yet they … [Read more...] about Data Deduplication and Compression Means Double Savings
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Recently I shared how EMC’s entry into the All-Flash Array market provided both market clarity and likely would accelerate the adoption of All-Flash Arrays (AFAs). Most found the post accurate and a fair representation of how the market is divided between performance-focused and storage-efficient AFA architectures. The performance capabilities and datacenter/environmental … [Read more...] about Comparing and Contrasting All-Flash Arrays
There was quite a stir with the 800 pound gorilla entering the all-flash array market. This was a significant event as EMC, the disk storage market share leader, endorsed the potential of all-flash arrays (AFA) to replace performance-focused storage arrays (disk, hybrid, or tiered). With this, more of the market has been clarified and likely accelerated. Market Clarity No … [Read more...] about All Flash Arrays: Market Clarity and Acceleration