Biggest storage stories of 2019

ROBIN HARRIS | December 31, 2018

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NVMe sales doubled in 2018, and sales will accelerate in 2019. Why? Multi-path support is coming this year, but that's not all. NVMe over Fabric will get some major improvements in authentication and discovery. NVMe will also get other improvements that will reduce 4kB accesses down to 10 microseconds or less. To think that a few years ago we were paying top dollar for 15k drives, short stroking them, just to shave a few milliseconds off a disk access! Of course, to take full advantage of this performance, the OS will need to change failover timing, among other availability tuning. Ever since Intel's Optane NVRAM stumbled out of the gate, NVRAM has been looking to make a splash. The good news is that Intel's misfire meant that lots of needed technical support work has been going on for years - and this year that work will start to pay off.

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Dell EMC XtremIO

EMC XtremIO develops a new class of storage solution based on groundbreaking innovation in primary storage design. Leveraging Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, we re-architect storage to deliver unprecedented value in performance, economics, operations, and data management efficiencies, addressing major pain points in high growth Enterprise IT markets. The company product was launched in November 2013, and immediately became the leader in its market segment. In 2014 Gartner and IDC ranked XtremIO the #1 All-Flash Array with 34% market share (more than #2 and #3 combined) and 3-digit YoY growth.This position was recently reinforced in IDC's and Gartner's 2015 ranking.

Spotlight

Dell EMC XtremIO

EMC XtremIO develops a new class of storage solution based on groundbreaking innovation in primary storage design. Leveraging Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, we re-architect storage to deliver unprecedented value in performance, economics, operations, and data management efficiencies, addressing major pain points in high growth Enterprise IT markets. The company product was launched in November 2013, and immediately became the leader in its market segment. In 2014 Gartner and IDC ranked XtremIO the #1 All-Flash Array with 34% market share (more than #2 and #3 combined) and 3-digit YoY growth.This position was recently reinforced in IDC's and Gartner's 2015 ranking.

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