Top Of Mind In 2015: Looking At Better Ways To Store Data
Customers have always been excited about better ways to store and manage data. 2015 will provide many new definitions of "better" in the storage context.
Does "better" mean higher capacity or higher performance from SSDs? Does it mean a focus on software or on hardware? Is all-flash the future? Will big data apps run better if the servers migrate to the storage, and not the other way around?
2015 will see a combination of the above and more, as new capabilities become commonplace in the storage industry. And while the move to many of these new "better" technologies is typically led by startups, legacy storage vendors will show they are ready for such coming disruptions as all-flash arrays and software-defined storage.
2015 indeed will be a very interesting year for storage. Here's a look at some of what can be expected.