Gartner Research

The Future of Just a Bunch of Flash Storage

Published: 22 March 2017

ID: G00315180

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks , Joseph Unsworth , Santhosh Rao


JBOF products will develop in a similar pattern to just a bunch of disk products, enabling agility for I&O leaders. JBOF appeals to new workloads that require dense, direct-attached, fast storage that uses server software to provide storage features and services.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is JBOF Storage?
  • What JBOF Can Do for Your Business
  • Environmental Deployment Advantages
  • Present and Future of JBOF Storage
  • JBOF Will Need External Networks or Internal Switches

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