Half of India’s CIOs To Adopt All-flash Data Centers By 2020: Study

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 02, 2016


A research conducted on behalf of EMC Corporation today revealed that all-flash storage is rapidly becoming the storage technology of choice for CIOs in India with more than half of them moving over to the new technology by 2020.

One in two CIOs surveyed in the ‘Flash Adoption Study’ plan to move to an all-flash data center by 2020, says the research conducted by Frost & Sullivan. This highlights the readiness of enterprises today to accept flash into their IT infrastructure in order to boost agility and mobility against the backdrop of an increasingly complex business landscape, says a press release issued by EMC Corporation.

The study shows aggressive evaluation of flash over the last two years and reveals a commitment to making a positive shift toward flash. In fact, 70 percent of enterprises in India expect to have an all-flash storage infrastructure to support most business critical applications by 2020.

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The primary goal of all-flash deployment by technology heads and CIOs in India surveyed is operational efficiency; 39 percent of the respondents highlighted it as the number one factor that determines their technology investment and usage. 

Speed and agility are critical for the enterprise today as they have strong implications for revenue growth and profitability. A milli-second’s delay in application response can lead to delay in sales, loss in brand equity, and even churn to competitors. The requirements of new business models and customer experience are highly fluid; hence, CIOs have to be armed with solutions that are easy to manage, and promise 24/7 responsiveness.

As many as 70 percent of the organizations surveyed stated that flash delivers performance and agility, with the majority of these enterprises currently using flash technology to support their mission critical databases including Oracle- or SAP-based business applications (43 percent); Virtualized servers (35 percent), and business intelligence and analytics (24 percent). As technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) become more pervasive compounding the explosion of data, flash storage would get wider acceptance for business intelligence and analytics, the report said.