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The #datastorage market is undergoing a period of rapid change. Hence, traditional enterprise storage strategies are not keeping up with the exponential growth of business data and are under the microscope in 70 percent of IT organizations, according to a study. #Opensource storage company, #SUSE, commissioned a study of over 1,200 senior IT decision makers across 11 countries including India in July and August of 2016. The study has a significant focus on #softwaredefinedstorage as businesses are seeking to transform their environments and capitalize on opportunities that the digital era has to offer for this year and the next. [Read more] “The study found the vast majority of companies have revised their storage approach and strategy in the last 12 months due to frustrations associated with storage costs, performance, complexity and fragmentation of existing solutions. And a majority of them are looking at software-defined storage to help bridge the gap,” it said. Sixty percent say storage expenses are under increased scrutiny from other areas of the business, and an overwhelming majority of companies – 95 percent – are reporting interest in the scalability and efficiency of software-defined storage. Sixty-three percent say they will begin to adopt a software-defined storage approach in the next year. The majority of respondents currently have hybrid flash & disk (62 percent) or disk-based systems (61 percent) in place, with most experiencing the following common challenges: High costs: 80 percent of all respondents report frustration with the cost of their storage system, and 92 percent are worried about managing storage costs as capacity requirements grow. Overall, an average 7 percent of IT budgets are allocated to data storage, consistent across all countries.

http://www.cxotoday.com/story/cios-warming-to-software-defined-storage-suse/

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