Feb 25, 2013
The virtualization and "software defined" wave is moving through the storage market, according to InformationWeek's 2013 State of Storage Survey. Companies are looking at storage hypervisors, software-defined storage and cloud services to optimize their deployment and management of storage for virtual workloads and networks.
But we're also seeing strong advances in hardware, particularly in solid-state technology, where flash memory is becoming faster and less pricey. Flash caches, solid-state drives and all-solid-state systems are pervading all levels of enterprise storage, from disk mechanisms and server-based caches to standalone arrays.