Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments:
This week has seen yet more stories and announcements on all-flash storage. IBM released new FlashSystem products based on XIV and an all-flash version of their mainframe/enterprise platform, the DS8888. I had another briefing from Violin (although that didn’t reveal anything new) and rumours started to swirl that X-IO Technologies might be stepping away from the AFA business. Speculation from Chris Mellor over at The Register is that we’ve reached a level of maturity in this market that is keeping the smaller players out while a few “big boys” are making all the money. The way I see it, the situation is more complex than that, but there’s still opportunity out there, for the right solution.
These stages aren’t only for the all-flash market. Chris does a great job here of pointing out the growth that happens in a lot of industries and where the focus lies.
Read more at: The Four Stages of All-Flash Storage