Study Shows that Hybrid Storage Plays a Crucial Role in Mitigating Virtualization Issues

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Flash and Hybrid Storage

Flash is on the rise, and hybrid storage is the path.

Flash adoption is on the rise, but only 3 percent are running an all-Flash data center. Hybrid storage (a mix of Flash and disk) is the most popular infrastructure of choice among IT professionals with 47 percent deploying hybrid storage hardware.

Flash is being adopted because it is seen as a major improvement over disk in every way:

  • 72 percent of respondents indicated they deployed Flash in their storage environment to improve existing application response times.
  • 48 percent of respondents deployed Flash to mainly improve end-user satisfaction.
  • 38 percent of respondents deployed Flash to aid in business growth and expansion.
  • 25 percent of respondents deployed Flash to reduce operating expenses.
  • 23 percent of respondents deployed Flash to help with data center consolidation.

With the rise of both structured and unstructured data and the rapid proliferation of technology, virtualization has become critical to helping organizations handle unprecedented technological challenges in terms of performance and capacity.

However, virtualization technology does not come without its challenges. A majority of IT professionals are facing occasional or ongoing storage performance issues as they look to maintain highly virtualized data center environments that can keep up with business growth, according to a recent report from Tegile Systems and ActualTech Media on the "State of Storage in Virtualization."

The survey is based on conversations with over 1,000 IT professionals. The following slides explore the results of this research, highlighting the state of virtualization within the data center, common challenges, and the technology being leveraged to rise above these hurdles.

 

Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

 
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