“Flash storage” and “value” are terms you don’t often see mentioned together. For years, the industry has viewed the value of flash through a single lens: increased performance. And while raw performance can drive increased productivity and business value, for all-flash arrays to become mainstream, they need to deliver a compelling ROI advantage across a broad spectrum of benefits.


SolidFire has always focused our messaging on delivering value to our customers across a broad spectrum of benefits, including business productivity, IT efficiency, risk mitigation, and infrastructure cost. This broad approach to delivering value for all-flash storage is what makes SolidFire suited to a wide range of enterprise workloads, not just the Tier 0 performance workloads.


Now, for the first time, we’ve worked with leading industry research firm IDC to quantify the business value that SolidFire delivers based on actual customer interviews and data. IDC interviewed SolidFire customers across enterprise, service provider, and government sectors to develop a comprehensive view of the unique benefits that SolidFire’s architecture provides — and how those benefits translate to actual dollars. The customers in the study weren’t cherry picked, nor did we know what the results would be before we commissioned the research, but the final data is extraordinarily compelling and reinforces our view that SolidFire delivers unbeaten ROI across a wide range of customers and workloads. Some of the highlights include:

  • A 3-year ROI of 385%
  • A short 5-month payback period
  • 41% less IT staff time

The full paper includes a complete breakdown of where customers recognized value from SolidFire, as well as some individual case studies. It’s free to download directly here, and we’ll be hosting a live webcast to discuss the results on May 24.


I encourage you to check out the details and learn how SolidFire is delivering true value with all-flash storage.

Dave Wright

Dave Wright, SolidFire CEO and founder, left Stanford in 1998 to help start GameSpy Industries, a leader in online videogame media, technology, and software. GameSpy merged with IGN Entertainment in 2004 and Dave served as Chief Architect for IGN and led technology integration with FIM / MySpace after IGN was acquired by NewsCorp in 2005. In 2007 Dave founded Jungle Disk, a pioneer and early leader in cloud-based storage and backup solutions for consumers and businesses. Jungle Disk was acquired by leading cloud provider Rackspace in 2008 and Dave worked closely with the Rackspace Cloud division to build a cloud platform supporting tens of thousands of customers. In December 2009 Dave left Rackspace to start SolidFire.

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