Tegile Systems Predicts Storage Industry Advancements in 2015
Newark, Calif. – December 16, 2014 – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, expects a number of advancements in 2015 impacting the storage market, including flash performance and capacity, costs and the sales outlook.
“I have been in the data storage business since 1984, and I have never seen such dramatic change in such a short amount of time as we have this year,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile. “The tectonic shifts being driven by virtualization and solid state media are amazing.”
Experts at Tegile offered the following predictions for 2015:
Bigger advances in flash performance and capacity. It is clear that the NAND vendors have thrown Moore’s law out the window, paving the way for even more aggressive density moves than this year. The effects of inline data reduction are keeping capacity demands in check, so users can expect to see very aggressive pricing for solid state drives in the 250GB to 2TB range. PCIe flash and NVDIMMs will make their way into shared storage devices, further driving latencies down. When changes in storage hit $/IOP and $/GB so hard at the same time, everyone wins.
Flash enables Fast Data to emerge from Big Data. Flash is having a transformative effect on enterprises. Even today, Tegile customers are running analytics jobs more than 80 percent faster than they were with traditional storage. In one case, a Wall Street hedge fund is running analytics in four hours that used to take more than 22 hours. This has had a massive impact on their business. The age of the Real-Time Enterprise is becoming a reality.
Hybrid Upstarts take the stage from Industry Oligarchs. The market at large is beginning to understand the dramatic impact hybrid storage has in data centers. It used to take three 42U racks to store a little over 100TB at 75,000 IOPS. Now, that can be delivered in a single 2U array. Acquisition and operating costs are dropping faster than ever. Expect dramatic changes in the aggregate TB consumption curves as inline data reduction becomes a must-have in the enterprise.
The competitive chess board will get even more complex. With all these technology shifts in play, there will be massive shifts in the vendor base. Even more startups will come into play, some may fall out of play, some may get acquired, and as the public market keeps close watch in this space, we may even see an IPO or two. Many of the big vendors are sitting on lots of cash too – meaning more acquisitions are likely.
Hyper-converged systems gain in popularity, but don’t materially displace storage. We’ve seen a few hyper-converged startups do quite well in the market. VMware is even in the game now with EVO:Rail . There are a few use cases such as big retail that make perfect sense for hyper-converged systems to be placed in each store. But there is skepticism on whether this will win in the data center world.
Utility-based purchases empower customers. With storage administrators facing the challenge of squeezing more and more life out of their arrays and finding a way to justify additional storage expenditures to their boss, capacity utilization-based models will grow more popular. Utility pricing helps users eliminate the risk of under- or over-sizing their storage infrastructures.
About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of intelligent flash arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtual desktop and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.
Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.
Dan Miller, JPR Communications