List: As flash becomes more popular, the competition between vendors heats up.
For some time flash arrays have threatened to become the standard choice for replacing existing storage hardware, but it has been hindered by concerns over cost and longevity.
These concerns have faded as costs have lowered and the resilience of flash arrays has been proven. Now, thanks to the rapid growth of data, and an increasingly strong desire from businesses to have fast access to the data they are producing, flash has come into vogue and there is a set of vendors taking advantage of this.
According to recently released figures from IDC the top five all flash market leaders are EMC, NetApp, Pure Storage, HPE, and IBM – in that order.
CBR looks at the state of the market and what the leaders are doing.
The company may be in the middle of being bought by Dell for $67bn but the company is still the clear market leader with 30.9% of the market and revenue standing at $245.6m. From Q1 2015 to Q1 2016 it saw 89% growth.
At the start of May EMC held its annual conference, EMC World, in Las Vegas. During the event the company unveiled the EMC Unity family of storage arrays.
The company is aiming these products at medium sized IT deployments and will make them available in all flash, hybrid, converged, and software defined configurations.
Unity joins others products from the company, XtremIO, VMAX All Flash and DSSD D5. The company’s strategy is to offer flash into three market segments, entry, mid-range, and high-end products.