ATTO Technology, Inc., a world leader in infrastructure, storage connectivity and networking solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 30 years, today announced the findings of an independent survey of IT decision makers in the UK and Germany. According to the survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, organizations adopting enterprise NVMe storage are currently facing two main challenges: scalability and cost. Additionally, respondents indicated that they still need NVMe to provide greater flexibility, manageability, and affordability.
Despite the above limitations, NVMe has opened up new opportunities for data-intensive and business-critical applications that demand high-performance, low-latency enterprise storage connectivity. This is due in part to NVMe’s ability to achieve significantly higher performance levels than alternatives such as SAS through a lighter command set and switched transport architecture. However, this also comes at a disadvantage when it comes to scalability, cost, reliability, serviceability, management, and environmental awareness.
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In both countries, 31% of respondents said that scaling NVMe to larger data pools was challenging and that they were looking for greater flexibility and better management tools. 27% indicated that the cost of NVMe storage poses a challenge that makes it difficult to justify the investment. Additionally, 20% of responses revealed that NVMe exhibited weaknesses in other parts of the storage infrastructure. Only 12% of the cases in the survey had not experienced any challenges when adopting NVMe storage.
Tim kleinSaid ATTO’s co-founder, president and CEO, “While NVMe offers undeniable performance benefits for data-driven organizations, there is still work to be done. Initial problems occur with any new technology, and end users continue to seek NVMe solutions that meet their speed requirements without compromising scalability, manageability and affordability. “
In the survey, IT decision makers in a variety of industries including professional services, telecommunications, finance, manufacturing and retail were asked: “Which of the following challenges have you or your organization experienced in adopting NVMe storage solutions? “
Key findings in the UK include:
- 23% of respondents indicated that the cost of NVMe is challenging, saying they are struggling to justify the investment. Decision makers in the IT / tech / telecom industries were more likely to report cost as a major challenge, at 40% compared to the UK average of 23%
- 21% reported that scaling NVMe to larger data pools is a key challenge and said they are looking for more flexibility and better management tools.
- UK respondents from the manufacturing and financial services industries were more likely to report that NVMe revealed weaknesses in other parts of its storage infrastructures, at 23% and 20% respectively, compared to a UK average of 13%.
- When it comes to smooth adoption of NVMe storage, UK IT decision makers in the business and professional services sector were more likely to state that they did not experience any challenges when adopting NVMe storage, at 50% compared to an average of 11%. across the country.