SOURCE: Storage Strategies NOW

Storage Strategies NOW

August 09, 2011 03:01 ET

Storage Strategies NOW Releases Findings of Study on Solid State Drives and High-Speed Memory

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT

  • Research highlights challenges businesses face as they seek to deploy solid state storage and high-speed memory
  • Report includes results of a co-sponsored SNIA/SSG-NOW IT Professionals SSD and High-speed Memory Adoption Survey
  • Report provides practical advice, customer usage scenarios and an extensive solutions directory to help customers make informed purchasing decisions

Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW), a specialist storage analysis and research organization, today released the findings of a new report and survey on solid state drives and high-speed memory. Titled, "Solid State Drives and High-Speed Memory: Adoption, Practice and Deployment," the report defines solid state storage, outlines its explosive growth and details how businesses are adopting and deploying solid state storage for rapid access to transactional data, the cloud and virtual desktop infrastructures.

The report also includes the results of an IT Professionals Adoption Survey, co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association, which presents information on the status of solid state drives and high-speed memory.

Key findings of the report and survey are:

  • Over 70% of respondents are planning to deploy solid state drives and high-speed memory, with 25% already implemented, 32% evaluating and 31% currently implementing the technology;
  • Speeding access to transactional, structured data is the driver to solid state drives for 46% of the respondents, followed by use as Tier 0 storage for primary data by 40% and storage bursting for 37%; and,
  • 51% of the respondents are familiar or very familiar with the efforts of SNIA in advancing solid state storage performance standards.

"The IT Professionals Solid State Drive and High-Speed Memory Adoption Survey sheds new light on how organizations will deploy solid state storage and high-speed memory," says Deni Connor, founding analyst for SSG-NOW. "Among the findings are that 51% of the respondents will deploy solid state storage or high-speed memory in the next year and 38% have implemented Pie-based adapter in server systems."

"With the SNIA Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (SSS PTS) for Enterprise and Client test suites, solid state device vendors and system vendors alike have found great value in being able to uniformly compare and contrast different manufacturers' product capabilities," says Wayne M. Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors.

The new report outlines technology solutions from more than 55 hardware and software vendors and organizations with Tier 0 and storage IO initiatives. It also includes detailed product validation and pricing information and real-world use case scenarios, as well as best practices for selecting, deploying and managing solid state storage.

Information for this report was obtained through a number of sources including vendor questionnaires and interviews, end-user interaction, available market data and a survey of IT professionals, conducted in the second quarter of 2011.

Pricing and Availability
"Solid State Drives and High-Speed Memory: Adoption, Practice and Deployment" is available for purchase at The report, co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association, Kaminario, Pliant Technology (now SanDisk), OCZ, STEC, Virident and WhipTail Technologies, is $7,500. A separate copy of the IT Professionals Adoption Survey is $2,500.

About Storage Strategies NOW
Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW) is an industry analyst firm that offers specialized analysis of the storage market for IT users, business and technology leaders. SSG-NOW focuses on the impact of storage solutions in today's evolving data center environment.

SSG-NOW, founded in 2007 by long-time storage observer Deni Connor, delivers market and industry opinion in a straightforward, simple and easy to understand manner.

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at

Contact Information

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    Deni Connor
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