All-Flash, All The Time
Flash storage has become the storage technology of choice for customers running high-performance applications ranging from databases to artificial intelligence, and vendors are responding with new generations of high-performance NVMe flash storage, server-class memory and software that improve flash storage reliability, availability and performance.
This is resulting in a boom in sales of all-flash storage arrays. Research firm IDC estimated that second- quarter 2018 all-flash array storage revenue reached $2.0 billion, up 41.7 percent over the second quarter of 2017, or just under one-third of the entire worldwide external enterprise storage systems market.
CRN has been watching the developments carefully. Here’s a look at some of the coolest of those developments in 2018.