Promo The traditional hard disk array market is declining but the flash storage market is recording huge growth, with All Flash Arrays (AFAs) sales growing over 75 per cent annually and hybrid flash systems seven per cent year-on-year, according to IDC. This shift is affecting buying decisions in all kinds of businesses with the full impact yet to be realised.
FLASH FORWARD is a new one-day conference and expo which intends to plug this information gap. Doors open on 14 June 2016 at Kensington Close Hotel, London and entrance is free to IT professionals in the private and public sector using promo code ‘FFLonEB5’, and £50 to members of channel companies. Go here to register for FLASH FORWARD.
This independent event brings together leading commentators, experienced users and key vendors to explore the directions for Flash and SSD technologies and their impact on future IT infrastructures and application deployments. Our storage editor Chris Mellor will be there to chair some of the panel discussions.
Participating vendors include EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HGST, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Kaminario, Micron, NetApp, Nimble Storage, SanDisk, SolidFire, Tegile Systems, Tintri, Violin Memory and Virtual Instruments.
FLASH FORWARD has four strands:
- Comparative deployment scenarios for flash and SSD technologies – chaired by Carla Arend, Program Director, European Software, IDC Europe
- Where and when to deploy flash and SSD in both SME and enterprise environments – chaired by Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist, Evaluator Group
- The impact of flash and SSD on application performance/deployment – chaired by Chris Evans, co-founder, Langton blue, and founding blogger, Architecting.IT
- Future directions and impacts on datacentres and application time to market – chaired by Chris Mellor, Storage Editor, The Register
Check out the complete agenda for FLASH FORWARD.