ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and data storage professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 22, 2021 and June 30, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on investigating storage trends for both on- and off-premises technology environments, including challenges, opportunities, and evolving strategies for both.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The Rise of the All-flash Data Lake

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Data is the fuel of the business, creating new value and offering greater insights. A data lake environment plays a foundational role in helping extract value from data, and artificial intelligence initiatives are no exception. As the demand for faster access to data increases, massive scalability is no longer enough for modern data lake environments, so these environments increasingly leverage flash-level performance as well.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: AI and the Massive Success Problem

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The recent and massive uptick in AI investments has been driven by the fact that these projects are, by and large, successful. This success often fuels an increase in the number of AI objectives, which places greater demands on IT and the underlying infrastructure. To ensure continued success with AI, the right infrastructure must be in place to consolidate data storage and accelerate its usage across the entire data pipeline.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Master Survey Results: Supporting AI/ML Initiatives with a Modern Infrastructure Stack

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on organizations in the process of transforming their businesses with artificial intelligence to understand the evolving data storage requirements of the next-generation applications and workloads supporting AI initiatives.

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT operations professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between September 17, 2020 and September 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals familiar and involved with evaluating, purchasing, and managing storage associated with AI initiatives for their organizations.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Software-defined Storage for Containers and Clouds

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StorageOS is looking to enable self-service, automated deployment, and scalability of software-defined storage (SDS) in a cloud-native approach.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Research Report: 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

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Based on a survey of 664 global IT and business professionals at enterprise and midmarket organizations, the 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey examines the key business and technology priorities driving 2021 spending plans across a range of technology markets including infrastructure, cloud services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, data protection, mobility, business applications, and more.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Understanding IT’s New Normal in the Wake of COVID-19

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COVID-19 introduced the business world to a new and previously unforeseen risk factor, in-person face-to-face interactions. For knowledge workers, the result was a mass exodus out of corporate offices and into their homes, now dependent on remote work. For the IT organizations tasked with supporting their businesses and those knowledge workers, COVID-19 reaffirmed the importance of digital transformation, now as a risk mitigation tool, emphasizing the continued importance of streamlining operations, while accelerating cloud usage to shift more of the risk burden to third-party providers.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management COVID-19 Tech Effect

ESG Brief: Software-defined Architecture -  The Foundation of IT Infrastructure Transformation

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Software-defined storage promised freedom from hardware lock-in. It has delivered, in part, on that promise. However, procuring enterprise storage technology as software separate from hardware creates new complexities. When IT organizations are aiming to add infrastructure agility and flexibility, the architecture becomes more important than the delivery model. Solutions featuring a software-defined architecture will provide the greatest value, whether they are deployed and delivered as software, as an array, as hyperconverged infrastructure, or as something else.

Topics: Storage

ESG Research Report: Data Storage Trends in an Increasingly Hybrid Cloud World

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In 2019, ESG conducted a research study to better understand enterprise storage buying drivers and challenges across both on- and off-premises cloud environments. This was a quantitative web-based survey covering 372 IT and storage professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology—including external disk-based storage systems—for their organization.

The objectives for this research included investigating trends in storage for both on- and off-premises environments; storage challenges for file, block, and cloud-based technologies; on-premises technologies such as flash, NVMe, NVMe-oF, and SDS; and the differences between high and low data growth organizations.

Topics: Storage hybrid cloud

ESG Research Report: 2020 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

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In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 658 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2019 IT spending as well as their 2020 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications and media, retail, government, and business services.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration