Strategy and Insight for Storage Professionals

Demand for new storage capabilities is being driven by an explosion in unstructured data and the need to retain, manage and analyze data at ever larger capacities. To meet this demand, the storage industry has introduced a number of innovations to increase scale, performance and the efficiency of data management. The goal of this special sponsored news section is to provide in-depth information on new storage technologies for IT groups that design and manage storage systems for organizations of all sizes.

Clustered, Scale-Out Storage

Gone are the days when organizations could afford to purchase new storage systems for each new application. Storage managers are increasingly deploying clustered scale-out storage solutions as a shared resource to increase availability, performance, and scalability while eliminating downtime and reducing the cost of storage operations. Learn more about using this approach to deploy a modern and efficient IT infrastructure in support of virtualized environments and business critical applications.

SSD and Flash Storage

Solid-state disk and flash are driving some of the most exciting developments in storage due to the high performance and increasing capacity of flash technology. Many organizations have standardized on hybrid arrays for shared infrastructure and are now deploying all-flash arrays to control costs and deliver high performance to their most demanding applications. This section covers the many options available for deploying flash technology today, including server flash, hybrid arrays, caching technology and all-flash arrays.

Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds

The choices available for deploying applications to the cloud continue to increase and span private, public and hybrid models. Careful analysis and smart planning for your storage architecture is required to ensure cost-efficient, reliable and secure availability of data, applications and services when deploying cloud solutions.

Tips for Modernizing Your Infrastructure

Industry surveys show that IT departments continue to place a high priority on increasing infrastructure utilization and improving operational efficiencies in order to control costs. However, legacy storage systems often limit the extent to which this is possible. This section focuses on opportunities for modernizing your storage infrastructure and building a strong foundation to support cost-efficient growth.

Storage Trends and Industry Perspectives

The storage industry is undergoing rapid changes – not just in the underlying technology, but also in how storage is provisioned, deployed, managed and consumed. Important new disciplines such as converged infrastructure, software-defined storage, object storage and big data are giving IT organizations and storage buyers new options for architecting solutions to meet the demands of the business.