Scalability and Cost the Biggest


AMHERST, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, today announced the findings of an independent survey of IT decision-makers from across the UK and Germany conducted by Vanson Bourne.

According to the survey organizations adopting NVMe storage currently face two main challenges: scalability and cost. In addition, the respondents indicated that, irrespective of their industry, they still need NVMe to offer greater flexibility, manageability, and affordability.

The above limitations notwithstanding, NVMe has opened up new opportunities for data-hungry and business-critical applications that demand low-latency, high-performance enterprise storage connectivity. This is thanks partly to NVMe’s ability to reach significantly higher performance levels than alternatives such as SAS via a lighter command set and switched transport architecture. However, this also introduces a downside when it comes to scalability, cost, reliability, serviceability, management, and environmental awareness.

“While NVMe provides undeniable performance benefits for data-driven organizations, there is still some work to do,” said Tim Klein, ATTO’s co-founder, president, and CEO. “Teething problems occur with any new technology, and end-users are still looking for NVMe solutions that will meet their speed requirements without compromising on scalability, manageability, and affordability.”

In the survey, IT decision-makers in the UK and Germany from across a range of industries including professional services, telecom, financial, manufacturing, and retail, were asked: “Which of the following challenges have you or your organization experienced in adopting NVMe storage solutions?”

Key findings include:

  • 31% of respondents reported that scaling NVMe into larger data pools is a key challenge. They stated that they were looking for more flexibility and better management tools. Respondents in the IT, technology and telecoms industry were most likely to report that scaling NVMe was a challenge at 36%.
  • 27% shared that the cost of NVMe is a challenge, saying that they are struggling to justify the investment. This does not come as a surprise considering the current dynamic nature of global markets.
  • 20% of respondents said NVMe revealed weaknesses in other parts of their storage infrastructures. Interestingly, the business and professional services sector was split between this and NVMe scaling and management being a challenge at 32%.
  • Only 12% reported not experiencing challenges adopting NVMe in their organizations.

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For over 30 years ATTO Technology, Inc. has been a global leader across the IT and media & entertainment markets, specializing in network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works with customers and partners to deliver end-to-end solutions to better store, manage and deliver data, often as an extension of their design teams. ATTO manufactures host adapters, smart NICs, storage appliances and controllers, intelligent bridges, Thunderbolt™ adapters, and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, Ethernet, NVMe and Thunderbolt. ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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