NexGen Storage has unveiled its vision to provide value-driven data management solutions, which align the cost of storing, accessing and managing data to the business value of the data. Recently spun-out from SanDisk, the newly independent company is well-positioned to deliver on its vision, the cornerstone of which it unveiled with the announcement of a new portfolio of third generation flash storage solutions that deliver best-in-class PCIe flash utilization as well as new prioritized active cache software capabilities.
According to a recent 2015 IDG Survey, “Understanding the Business Value of Data,” the vast majority of IT professionals cited the need for value-driven management solutions. Traditionally, storage solutions are configured to treat all data the same, however 86 percent of IT professionals recognize that different data has different value. In addition, the survey findings include:
- Improving the end user experience is the #1 business objective for 2015, cited by 86 percent of respondents; and
- 94 percent of respondents reveal the desire to align the costs of managing, storing and accessing data to the business value of the data.
“Our vision and roadmap for re-architecting the data path for PCIe flash using Storage QoS to ensure predictability for high-value, mission-critical data is more relevant than ever,” said John Spiers, founder and CEO, NexGen Storage.
By combining a purpose-built software architecture to manage PCIe flash, low-cost capacity, and Storage Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, NexGen enables customers to prioritize each of their application workloads and data sets according to their individual business priorities. This process ensures that applications with mission-critical data always have the performance required to deliver the most predictable and consistent end user experiences, while at the same time providing lower-cost capacity across less critical applications and data sets, such as snapshots and replication copies for disaster recovery.
“Different application datasets and workloads have different levels of business value, and our NexGen solution allows us to prioritize them accordingly,” said Michael Frank, manager of the IT services group at NCS, a financial services company. “With NexGen, we’re able to assign specific priorities to each application, change them in real time, move a particular data set up into a higher service level for a few days when it’s critical to the business, and then move it back down when that task is complete. We love the incredible flexibility and bottom-line results the NexGen solutions enable us to deliver.”
“The accelerating rate at which humanity is creating information is challenging - and threatening to outpace - our ability to effectively manage, access and store it. To address this it is becoming essential to have IT infrastructures that can align and manage data according to its business priority and value,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “NexGen had the foresight to clearly recognize - and address - this requirement and is thus a leader, helping to drive this next wave of IT infrastructure innovation and value-centric data management.”
NexGen Storage was recently spun-out from SanDisk and is a new, stand-alone company. The move allows NexGen to accelerate investment into the delivery of new, innovative technologies and solutions to customers. The company is poised to aggressively invest in sales and marketing, bolster its channel partner program, and execute on its value-driven data management vision across all storage media types, including RAM, NVDIMM, flash, disk, and cloud, among others.
“With the strength of an intact founding and core NexGen leadership team, hundreds of satisfied customers, and a strong product portfolio and roadmap, we are excited to advance the emerging trend of value-driven data management with priority-driven PCIe flash storage solutions,” added Spiers.