Driven by a rapidly evolving business climate and the need to service a broad mix of both legacy and new applications, enterprise storage requirements have forever changed. In response to this, enterprises have been rapidly integrating flash into the persistent primary storage tier, and to date well over 70% of organizations are using flash in mission-critical production environments. The resulting All Flash Array (AFA) market is one of the fastest growing segments of the overall external enterprise storage market with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 29.2%. By 2019, AFA market revenues will grow to $5.6B and this segment will account for 20.5% of end-user spending on external systems, up from 5.8% in 2014. In terms of primary storage revenues, the AFA market will account for 60-70% of spending in primary storage by 2019.
Even if you haven’t deployed flash in your infrastructure yet, chances are, in the next year it’s likely to happen. To help you get started, Pure Storage has developed a comprehensive, vendor-neutral Flash Storage Buyer’s Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the best flash storage solution for your business.
This buyer’s guide covers:
- What you need to know about flash memory
- The different classes of all-flash storage
- Buying criteria for all-flash storage
- How all-flash can simplify storage operations