Seventy per cent of respondents from a recent survey conducted by Violin Memory, reported that they believe flash storage plays a critical role in delivering IT services, yet only 49 per cent believe their current storage environment cannot sustain business needs over the next ten years and only 28 per cent have a strategy in place.
The recent survey conducted by the flash storage solutions company at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2015, polled 196 senior IT executives and CIOs with an average of 11 or more years of experience across various industry verticals.
It aimed to assess the sustainability of current storage environments and understand the key drivers for deploying flash storage and the demand for additional storage.
It was revealed that the key influencers to move to flash storage within Australian business was execution of the product (29 per cent), performance (27 per cent) and price (26 per cent).
Additionally, 53 per cent of those surveyed believe that business analytics is driving the demand for additional storage, followed by new applications (34 per cent).
Violin Memory director for A/NZ, Ross Lynch, said that at a time where the digital age is gaining momentum, information is an organisation’s greatest asset.
He claimed the pressure for organisations in Australia to quickly store, secure, access and analyze data can mean the difference between business success and failure.
“Unfortunately legacy storage systems such as spinning disks are unable to sustain today’s storage environment needs, which are primarily driven by trends such as mobility, big data and analytics, as the survey shows,” he added.