This IDC study provides an analysis of IDC's recent survey of 1,000+ end users conducted as part of the Storage User Demand Study. The survey reveals commonalities and differences in the pace of flash storage adoption by end users from different company sizes and/or from different regions. While flash storage is shipped by variety of storage system suppliers for several years, the interest in the technology is only growing within the end-user community.
"There are still plenty of end users who don't see a value in adopting flash-based storage systems," says Natalya Yezhkova, research director, Storage Systems. "However, we believe that increasing availability of flash-based products from variety of vendors and wider scope of their applicability as well as improved vendor messaging and falling component prices will mitigate the biggest concerns to enabling even broader adoption of flash in the future."