More than half of survey respondents at VMworld Europe have SSDs deployed

Date: Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:48 Source: STEC, Inc. PR. Department

Seventy-five percent cite performance, response times for SSD adoption while only one percent see competitive edge as compelling reason to deploy SSDs
More than half of survey respondents at VMworld Europe have SSDs deployed PHOTO /

Europe’s adoption and deployment of solid-state drive (SSD) technology shows a shift in enterprise storage – with a few surprises.  A survey of 158 attendees at VMworld Europe reveals that SSD technology is widely deployed in data centres and adoption of it will increase in the region over the next year.  At the same time, respondents indicated that SSD is no longer regarded as a luxury option, but as essential to enterprise storage, with emphasis placed on increasing IOs per second (IOPS) and improving response times as the key reasons to adopt the technology.
STEC, Inc., a leading global provider of SSD solutions, released the results of that survey, conducted onsite during the VMworld Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain.  Answers from surveyed attendees show that while very few European companies view implementing SSDs as providing a competitive edge, three in four say they are drawn to SSD technology because of a need for higher IOPS and higher response times.  These results are similar to those from a recent survey on SSD adoption and deployment conducted at the VMworld conference in the United States.

The VMworld Europe survey revealed:

•         56% have SSDs deployed in their data centres, with 37% planning to add more to their data centres in the next year
•         Just 1% believe SSDs provide a competitive advantage, while 73% cite higher IOPS and response time as reasons to adopt SSDs
•         59% identify databases as the application that will generate the most demand for SSDs over the next year

“Throughout Europe, SSD technology is penetrating cloud and data-centre environments," said Davide Villa, STEC’s vice president of sales, EMEA. “Our VMworld Europe survey results reflect a rapid shift to SSDs as they become central to business-critical storage.”
The survey was conducted throughout the first day of VMworld Europe, among a cross-section of attendees whose professions range from end-users to enterprise-system managers to chief information officers.  Throughout the conference, STEC will be demonstrating its SSD products at booth, #E713.


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