2/24/2012 8:15 AM
Businesses are facing an overwhelming amount of data entering their storage and operating environments, forcing them to invest in advanced technologies that support innovation. According to a recent study from InformationWeek Reports, almost one-quarter of enterprise IT departments are facing data growth of 25 percent or more annually.
The survey found 61 percent of respondents are planning to handle this deluge of data by investing in solid state drive technologies.
Advances toward more efficient and secure storage environments are also on the horizon, as 38 percent of respondents are using storage virtualization and 55 percent encrypt data.
Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports, said the current storage climate is leading to the rapid adoption of a number of emerging technologies.
"It's an interesting time to be a storage pro. The convergence of data and storage networks, the rise of solid state, and an emphasis on scale-out architectures are all emerging trends that we're watching closely," said Garey.
As data storage requirements rise, a growing number of businesses are exploring the potential of NAND Flash. Because of this, SSD adoption is rising quickly despite the high cost of the technology.