BetaNews, July 28th, 2017
The all-flash storage market is predicted by Gartner to be worth $9 billion by 2020. But while flash offers speed advantages it's also expensive so it seems likely that the foreseeable future will see a mix of storage.
We spoke to Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data, which offers enterprise storage, backup and DR as a fully managed hybrid cloud service, to find out more about flash storage and how best to exploit it.
BN: Is there really a shortage of flash storage and what does this mean for enterprises?
LV: The data center world has been buzzing about all-flash for years. Fast-forward to today, NAND manufacturers are saying they've pretty much sold out of their production capacity for the rest of the year. (It's no wonder the industry is predicting more than $9 billion in sales in the next three years.) Flash is being used everywhere far beyond the data center. Take a look at your smartphone; there's a good chance flash technology is being used to make your calls, surf the web, etc. With the demand for flash growing exponentially, producers just can't keep up.Read the full article >