- Only 5% believe that SSDs provide a competitive advantage
- 56% say that less than 50% of their business-critical applications are supported by SSDs
STEC shared some further results with The SSD Guy:
- 54% expected databases to create the most SSD demand next year, while 44% expected virtualization to be the driver. (Remember that this is a virtualization conference!)
- Although only 5% of those interviewed believed that the most compelling reason to use SSDs was to provide a competitive edge, the other 95% found it to be performance and response time
This was a very simple 6-question survey. STEC wisely chose not to ask too many questions.
Tom Coughlin and I are taking the same approach in an IOPS survey we are running at the moment. We would appreciate any responses we can get. Please take a moment to fill out our 5-minute survey at TinyURL.com/IOPSsurvey.