IDC Report: How Next Generation Applications Drive Growth in NVMe-oF Thumbnail
Published: September 2019

As companies embrace digital transformation (DX), they move to more data-driven business models and processes that require new technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). IT is faced with continuing to efficiently service legacy workloads while accommodating newer NGAs. NGAs are architected very differently from legacy workloads and exhibit different I/O profiles.

This white paper by Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies, gives an industry spotlight insight to EXTEN Technologies.

  • By 2021, over 50% of primary external storage revenue will be generated by NVMe-based all-flash arrays (NAFAs).
  • Data-intensive workloads that leverage new technologies such as AI/ML will appear in more and more datacenters, will evolve toward mission criticality, and will help drive NVMe penetration in both enterprises and cloud providers.
  • Software-defined designs that leverage COTS hardware will offer the most aggressive price points for NVMe shared storage deployments.

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