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Flash into the mainstream

More and more enterprises are transitioning to Flash-based architectures, suggests a new study from 451 Research - but cost concerns linger over All-Flash Array technologies

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Survival of the fittest

Mark Young of Tintri looks at the evolution of storage virtualisation

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First all-flash NAS from Synology

All-flash solution built for small and medium-sized enterprises

Nexsan goes private

Spinning off from Imation

Veritas increases data visibility

NetBackup 8.0 'powers enterprise data management'

Micron targets the all-flash data centre

With 8TB capacity enterprise SATA SSD

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Case studies

The right formula

Thanks to a software-defined infrastructure, chemical company LERG is benefiting from high availability data protection, enhanced business continuity and improved productivity - all while reducing storage-related expenses by 50% and improving performance by more than 500%

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Stocking up on flash

Waitrose, one of the UK's largest grocery retailers, has implemented Pure Storage technology to reduce its data centre footprint, improve the customer experience and refine in-store decision making

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Storage Awards 2016

Our thirteenth awards ceremony in June was a resounding success yet again, reflecting the ongoing recognition of the value of the awards right across the industry. Click here to see the full list of winners


Welcome to our first Storage magazine
e-newsletter of 2017.

This issue includes a thought-provoking piece looking at the growth of flash in the enterprise - and balancing that against a continuing reluctance to move towards an all-flash architecture. The most common method for deploying data centre Flash, says the recent 451 Research survey, is as a tier in a hybrid SAN array, with just over half (51%) of organisations citing this implementation method as in use today, and a further 29% planning to deploy Flash as a tier in the next two years.

"Organisations of all sizes are looking to transform their storage infrastructures to drive both improved performance and efficiency, and Flash-based approaches are at the heart of this transformation," said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President at 451, and Research Director of the Voice of the Enterprise: Storage service. "While all-Flash approaches have gained substantial momentum in recent years and will continue to grow in popularity, it's also clear that many prospective buyers still view these solutions as cost-prohibitive. We expect these barriers to erode over time, but most enterprise decision-makers will continue to use a blend of Flash and HDD-based storage technologies for the foreseeable future."

Will 2017 be the year of the all-flash data centre? We can only wait and see.

David Tyler, Editor david.tyler@btc.co.uk

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