Storage

Covering the innovative and disruptive technologies, systems and software implemented to meet the ever-evolving business demands on storage infrastructure.


The Storage Channel provides ongoing research around technology and business-model innovation across the entire enterprise storage landscape - spanning primary storage systems and software, backup and recovery, archiving, cloud storage services, cloud-enabling storage technologies and storage management. Storage is emerging as a significant pain point for IT organizations, but is also ripe for disruption; the 451 Storage Channel focuses on how this space is being impacted by storage-specific technologies such as flash, and also examines how innovation in adjacent and overlapping datacenter technology segments - including server virtualization, the software-defined datacenter, infrastructure convergence, cloud, mobile and ‘big data’ — is reshaping the way enterprises and service providers think about optimizing the storage infrastructure to meet ever-evolving business needs. Designed for senior storage practitioners at end-user organizations - as well as vendors, service providers and investors - the Storage Channel coverage encompasses every stage of the innovation lifecycle, informed by ongoing conversations with more than 200 technology suppliers and service providers in the storage space, from the stealthiest startups to industry behemoths. The team also has an active dialogue with more than 250 senior storage professionals at both midsized and large organizations worldwide.


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Recent Reports in Storage
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Market Insight

NVMe shapes up as challenge and opportunity for storage

For IT infrastructure, performance will never go out of style. Over the last few years, this has been driving the take-up of all-flash storage, or all-flash arrays (AFAs).

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Market Insight

Flash chipmakers see sunshine ahead for technology development

The predominant form of flash is NAND flash, and since the early 2000s, its cost has been tumbling. In 2005, it was more expensive than DRAM, per gigabyte capacity. Now, it is about 30 times cheaper.

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Technology & Business Insight

Coming Soon: A Memory Revolution

The IT industry has been searching for new solid-state memories for decades and now appears poised to ship multiple new mainstream memories over the next few years. The impact will not be instant, but it will be major and wide-reaching.