A September 21, 2011 IBM/Zogby International study shows a lot of pent up demand for solid state drives (SSD). Nearly half (43 percent) of IT decision makers surveyed said they were already using SSD or had plans to use it in the future and 75 percent said that speeding delivery of data was the motivation for using SSD technology. According to IBM’s press release, “Customers are embracing high-performance solid-state disks to support growing data storage demands driven by cloud computing and analytics technologies.”
Interesting results, but perhaps even more interesting is the press coverage that is already warning IT about the dangers of SSD sprawl, similar to the server, virtual machine, and hard disk sprawl IT departments wrestled with in the past. In fact, Storage Soup, a SearchStorage.com blog has an entry entitled Are You Ready for SSD Sprawl?