Solid state in shared hybrid arrays is expected to become a key source for increasing enterprise storage capacity. For 2013, 27% of respondents from TheInfoPro Wave 17 Storage Study reported higher spending intentions for the technology, which is an increase from the 18% of respondents that planned to increase spending in 2012. As a result of this healthy expansion, solid state in hybrid arrays placed fourth in the technology heat index.
The increased spending will allow incumbents and some of the startup companies to strengthen their positions. EMC, NetApp, HDS and IBM are likely to continue flourishing in future. In addition to legacy companies, a new breed of hybrid storage companies appeared above the noise level in the market for solid state for shared hybrid arrays. For example, Nimble Storage and Tintri are two startup companies that can benefit from the increased spending.
The following quotes were provided by the commentator network on start up companies that provide solid state in shared hybrid arrays technology:
- “Tintri – they’ve been in here, and their product focused on being optimized for virtual hosting and DT, which will be important to us as we consolidate our IT environments. It’s a hybrid between SSD and SATA (or SAS?) – they guarantee out of the box that 99% of hits will be delivered via flash.” – Midsize Enterprise, Public Sector
- “In VDI space, Tintri is exciting. Their claim to fame is making disk systems geared toward high I/O applications and workspace.” – LE, Consumer Goods/Retail
- “Tintri – they’re young, but they use SSD and de-dupe to it, then autotier. Very efficient storage system.” – LE, Consumer Goods/Retail
- “Nimble – improves price for performance without sacrificing capacity.” – MSE, Telecom/Technology
- “Nimble, I like the back-end flash. The price performance is getting better.” – LE, Financial Services
- “Name escapes me – they jumped from Data Domain and started their own company. Nimble – I think – going to solid state and VDI, this seems to be the trend.” – LE, Telecom/Technology