The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012

, July 27, 2012 In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
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Use of Solid-State Drives

In 2010, 22% of respondents used solid-state drives (SSDs) for enterprise storage, with 15% planning to increase the usage. In 2012, 166 of the 311 respondents reported using or evaluating SSDs, with most planning to use them for general databases (61%) or to improve overall server performance (57%). Sixteen percent consider SSDs on disk array an important storage technology; 62% cited it as "somewhat" or "very" important when making purchasing decisions.

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