2017 data storage trends As we kick off the new year, it is important to stay current with the biggest trends that will impact how you manage, store, and protect your data in 2017 and beyond. Learn about what you can expect from this new year when it comes to your IT infrastructure. We will be taking a look forward at high capacity flash drives, object storage, and more.

High Capacity Flash

The last few years we’ve repeatedly heard the phrase “the year of flash”, and 2017 will be no different. However, unlike previous years, we’ve seen capacity for solid state drives jump up to 60TB capacity. This will mean a few things for flash storage. With such high SSD capacity available, 2017 might become a density race between vendors to provide the most capacity. Additionally, more density and lower cost per GB, could cause a decline in sales for HDD.


It’s not news that Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is the protocol to use when implementing flash in your data center. With the ability to reduce latency and optimize performance, more and more storage vendors will offer NVMe enabled storage hardware. And don’t expect that to stop anytime soon either. Market research shows that NVMe could experience a 95% compounded annual growth rate in 2020.

Object Storage

Object storage may not experience the same surge that NVMe and high capacity flash will in 2017. But don’t count it out. Object storage has been a familiar term in the world of IT, but this year may result in more traction for it. A number of IT decision makers are choosing this unique storage architecture for its many benefits. One of the top benefits being the ability to skip file hierarchy and have equal access to data.

What About Your 2017?

What do you see on the horizon for your IT infrastructure in 2017? What are some of your data center goals and plans? If you’re planning your 2017 IT needs, one of our storage and support specialists can help you craft a solution that makes all your performance and capacity resolutions a reality. For more information, reach out to one of our storage specialists or give us a call at 1.877.227.0828.