TECH SUPPLIER Jul 2018 - Special Study - Doc # US44151118
NVMe-Based All-Flash Arrays Achieving an Early Beachhead with Business-Critical Workloads
This IDC study summarizes the experiences of 10 customers using NVMe technology in their datacenters today. IDC performed in-depth interviews (IDIs) with these customers, all of whom will remain anonymous. Vertical markets represented by the interviewees include ecommerce/web hosting, financial services, cloud service providers, healthcare, and geospatial information services. This document discusses the business and technical drivers of the NVMe purchase decision, how they have deployed the technology, which workloads they are using it with, what their experiences with it have been, and what their future plans for the technology are.
"NVMe is the future of primary enterprise storage, and many IT organizations — both cloud service providers and enterprises — are already integrating it into their environments for production workloads," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Storage. "NVMe-based storage systems are already available from a number of start-ups as well as some established enterprise storage providers, and IDC expects that by 2021, NVMe-based arrays using NVMe over Fabric host connections will be driving more than 50% of all external primary storage revenue."