Across industries, the adoption of flash arrays is growing faster than ever before. In fact, from 2018 to 2023, the flash array market is projected to grow 25 percent per year. It’s very likely that not even the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have much of an impact on this projected growth, as organizations search for better, faster, and newer hardware to keep up with the lightning-fast digital transformation, which was only amplified by an overnight move to a remote workforce.
If you need to arrive at an appointment on time and you know you need to take a highway that gets jammed up right at rush hour, wouldn’t you prefer to take a high-speed detour, one with 64,000 lanes instead of just one?
IT administrators and architects are constantly balancing the needs of applications with the cost to provide the best services possible. Flash storage technology has been at the forefront of this trade-off between cost and benefit for several years, but has recently become more affordable for more applications in the datacenter.
NVMe has been one of the hottest topics in the storage industry for a while now. Rightfully so, it is making an impact in the storage industry and moving computing forward. For storage vendors and customers alike, it is important to be ready as certain aspects of NVMe become standard. There are two key aspects of NVMe, as it promises to solve backend bottlenecks to flash devices and improve the SAN performance to servers over fabrics. In this blog, I will share my perspective on NVMe flash modules and how, here at Violin, we solve the flash device performance aspect.