Gartner Research

Assessing Three New and Transformative Storage and Persistent Memory Technologies

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00331173

Analyst(s): Angelina Troy


Vendors are hyping new data center storage technologies, including Nonvolatile Memory Express, 3D XPoint and persistent memory without articulating real-world benefits. This research shows technical professionals the advantages and real-world benefits for servers and storage.

Table Of Contents


  • NVMe Storage and NVMeoF
    • Why Does NVMe Matter?
  • 3D XPoint Storage
    • Why Does 3D XPoint Matter?
  • Persistent Memory
    • Why Does Persistent Memory Matter?
  • Adopt NVMe Storage After Prices Drop
  • Wait for 3D XPoint Offerings to Mature Before Deploying Into Production
  • Avoid Deploying Upcoming Persistent Memory Technologies in the Data Center for Now


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