All Flash Arrays (AFAs) are a form of storage infrastructure built on flash memory drives instead of spinning-disk drives. AFAs are typically used in enterprise storage systems and data centers. All-flash storage is also referred to as a Solid-State Array (SSA). The main benefit of AFAs in comparison to spinning-disk drives is their higher speed, performance, and stability. AFAs are entirely solid state, meaning that bandwidth isn't affected by any mechanical movements in the hardware and there are simply fewer things that can break. Read/write times can improve by an order of magnitude which makes businesses operate more efficiently. AFA market revenue is relatively concentrated. Over 50% of All Flash Array Market Share is concentrated among Dell and NetApp. You can find All Flash Array Market Size, All Flash Array Market Share, and other trends and statistics below and you can get help with additional All Flash Array industry market research here.
All Flash Array is one of the fastest growing storage industries. Growth is driven by the requirement of high performance in client and enterprise applications. Businesses are working with increasing amounts of data, a lot of which needs to be processed in real-time. Flash drives offer read/write speeds greater than those of traditional hard drives by an order of magnitude. While they are more expensive than traditional spinning disk drives, flash drives take up less space and are much easier to scale and to manage.
The All Flash Array Industry is a Mature market composed of a few large competitors and many small competitors. Dell market share was 28% of the All Flash Array market in 2018. Dell EMC offers the SC and VMAX all-flash arrays. In 2019 Dell won the IT Brand Pulse award as the All Flash Array Leader. NetApp market share was 23% of the All Flash Array market in 2018. NetApp offers several different flash storage systems for different use cases and environments. The AFF 800 won CRN's Product of the Year for Enterprise Storage in 2019. Pure Storage market share was 13% of the All Flash Array market in 2018. Pure Storage offers their FlashArray product for mainstream enterprise deployments. HPE market share was 12% of the All Flash Array market in 2018. HPE's all-flash array is the 3PAR StoreServ intended for mid sized organisations to the largest enterprises. IBM market share was 9% of the HPE market in 2018. IBM offers FlashSystem 5010, 5030, 5100, 7200, and 9200/R systems to serve companies with different needs and capabilities.
T4 comprehensively aggregated more than 30 reports from more than 20 publishers covering statistics and trends in the AFA Industry. This includes Adoption, Revenue, Vendor Comparison, and more than five additional statistics. The Industry falls under T4's Storage industry coverage. Industries related to AFA in the T4 taxonomy include Disk Arrays, External Arrays, and Hybrid Flash Arrays. You can find reports covering these industries on T4's Platform or learn about T4's additional research services here.Schedule a Demo