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Vol. 10 Num. 12 February 2012

How storage stacks stack up

Storage stacks bundle storage, servers and networking in a single pretested product. While the parts may not be best of breed, a stack may be the best bet for your firm. Converged stacks -- or storage stacks -- are preconfigured, pretested bundles of storage, servers, networking and virtualization software that are sold, implemented and supported by one vendor. Another approach is to use a dedicated server and storage module that combines in a clustered architecture with virtualization software to create the “stack.” These stacks are designed to provide a turnkey virtualized infrastructure for a variety of environments that require minimal integration and testing effort to get up and running. They also provide a standard configuration that customers can use to achieve higher asset utilization and efficiency in less time, with less infrastructure tuning. Stack options Virtually all the major data storage vendors offer stack packages. Most storage vendors have teamed with other hardware and software vendors to some degree for ...

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Features in this issue

  • 2011 Storage Products of the Year

    by  SearchStorage.com Editors

    These 18 enterprise data storage products rank as the best of 2011 and stand out because of their innovation, practicality and good value.

  • How storage stacks stack up

    by  Eric Slack

    Storage stacks bundle storage, servers and networking in a single pretested product. While the parts may not be best of breed, a stack may be the best bet for your firm.

  • New tape techs

    by  Phil Goodwin, Contributor

    New developments in tape technologies and applications will help breathe new life into this venerable, and still very useful, storage medium.

Columns in this issue

  • Three key VDI storage challenges

    by  Jeff Byrne, Contributor

    Virtual desktops offer some attractive benefits, but storage systems that aren’t up to the task can make it hard to realize those benefits.

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