The 451 Group Examines the Future of Solid-State Storage

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The disruptive performance capabilities of solid-state devices are changing the architecture of enterprise servers and storage, while promising cost savings to IT end users in the form of reduced power, cooling and space consumption.

451 Storage Analyst Henry Baltazar has published a report presenting 451 Research’s analysis of the future of solid-state storage. Reports such as this one are available to subscribers of 451 Research’s Information Management Service and are also for sale to non-subscribers.

Key Findings of the Report:

  •     Customer and vendor interest in solid-state storage has risen to new heights, driven by its potential to fundamentally change how enterprises store performance-sensitive data.
  •     The high price of solid-state storage devices and the NAND flash media within them has so far kept the technology out of reach for most enterprise customers.
  •     Customers are presented with a variety of models to deploy solid-state storage. Server-, storage- and network-centric options provide choice, but are also creating confusion in the market.
  •     The raw performance of solid-state storage allows customers to reap ‘green’ benefits such as reduced expenditures in power, cooling and datacenter space as these devices reduce the requirement for conventional hard drives.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a business unit of The 451 Group and is an independent technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research’s insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making for competitive advantage.

The 451 Group operates 451 Research, Tier1 Research and The Uptime Institute. Tier1 Research is an independent division of The 451 Group that analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the hosting, communications and Internet infrastructure sectors. The Uptime Institute provides education, publications, consulting, certifications, conferences and seminars, as well as independent research and thought leadership for the enterprise datacenter industry and for datacenter professionals. The Uptime Institute's datacenter engineering and management consulting arm, Uptime Institute Professional Services – formerly known as ComputerSite Engineering – helps clients develop and execute solutions that are responsive to their unique business needs in order to ensure that their datacenters are managed for uninterruptible uptime over sustained periods.

The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London and Boston.

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