Flash, Particularly NVMe, Set To Take Over The Data Center
While the storage market as a whole looks like it may be starting to shrink, the all-flash portion of that industry is showing no signs of slowing down at all. Indeed, research firm IDC, in its recent report on the first-quarter 2019 storage sales, found the all-flash array market in the quarter worth just under $2.5 billion, which was up 17.5 percent over the first quarter of 2018.
Leading with way in terms of technology so far this year is NVMe, the new high-performance connectivity technology that is getting adopted into most new all-flash storage arrays. This is a trend likely to continue for all of 2019 and into the foreseeable future. The first half of 2019 also saw the introduction of new high-capacity SSDs and even high-capacity mobile phone storage, both of which pave the way for further adoption of flash storage.
CRN has been watching the developments carefully. Take a look at some of the coolest of those developments so far in 2019.