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.
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.