SUSE presented the first edition of the Defined Storage Software Research in collaboration with Loudhouse , the international renowned research division of Octopus Group. The research confirmed a now undeniable trend: companies have realized that traditional storage systems are not suited to deal with the proliferation of data in the era of digital transformation.
More specifically, 85% of companies have shown that the flexibility in the approach to storage is essential to face the digital challenge. In fact, although only 6% has already adopted type of Software Defined in the field of storage solutions, 97% of respondents showed a great interest in this type of solution.
The study shows that companies feel the need to revise their approach because of some of the traditional storage limitations such as cost (88%) and lack of scalability (75%), and concerns related to their performance (73 %). Precisely because of these unknowns, 93% of surveyed companies began to consider revising its approach to the Software Defined.
The main benefit that would result from the transition to Software Defined Storage are 51% increase in performance and 43% for facilitating the development and implementation of the modern web, mobile and big data services.
“In everything it does, the digital company produces a multitude of data that grows inexorably by the day – said Gianni Sambiasi, Country Manager SUSE Italy – Just think of the overflowing amount of information they produce every day with and -mail, videos, interactions on social networks and archiving of documents. The storage right now is undergoing a profound transformation phase in which the traditional approach fails to keep pace with the digital evolution. Fortunately there is a constant innovation from the open source community that will, with the approach Defined Software, help companies face the challenge of the digital transformation. The results of this survey are incontrovertible, companies need a flexible approach adapted to the growing production of data, with affordable cost. “