Infographic: Accelerate Business Efficiency With Flash Storage

20 Jun 2018

Midmarket businesses are increasingly using flash storage for stronger security, easier cloud management and more. See survey results showing where IT pros are planning to invest in the future, top cited benefits of flash storage and more.

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Methodology: This Technology Adoption Profile was commissioned by IBM. To create this profile, Forrester Consulting completed survey of 106 IT and storage decision makers working within enterprises with more than 500 employees in October 2017
Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, October 2017
Base: 106 IT and digital storage decision makers in advertising in manager roles at global mid-market businesses in the US, UK, and India
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Accelerate Business Efficiency With Flash Storage

Flash storage emerges as a leader for mid-market businesses

  • 36% of businesses use flash arrays via the cloud
  • 32% use an all-flash storage environment on premises
  • 33% use a hybrid flash/HDD storage environment in the cloud
  • 30% use a hybrid flash storage environment on premises

Mid-market businesses are taking advantage of flash storage for:

  • Security and encryption
  • Storage data reduction
  • Cloud management
  • Storage visualization

As flash storage shifts the market, mid-market businesses are turning to a flash environment to manage their data.

  • 33% plan to move to an all-flash environment
  • 31% plan to invest in a hybrid flash environment
  • 25% plan to maintain their current flash environment

Survey respondents say flash exceeded expectations in the following areas:

  • Flexibility (67%)
  • Cloud management (66%)
  • Storage visualization (65%)
  • Security (64%)