Access "The yin and yang of data storage technologies"
This article is part of the April 2014 Vol. 13 No. 2 issue of Flash storage technology decisions
According to Rich Castagna, it's so hard to tell where data storage technologies are headed these days that he feels like the little girl in The Exorcist whose head spins around. A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the storage landscape was changing rapidly with new players appearing, a slew of acquisitions, and a few vendors giving up the ghost and getting out of the game entirely. It seemed like a scary time to be storage shopping, but I suggested that the volatility was a sign of a healthy, evolving storage ecosystem. I guess I'm just an optimistic guy. Lately, I've seen other signs that seem to indicate that the storage sphere I called healthy just might be a bit schizophrenic. Two of the most watched -- and if you believe the vendors, most active -- data storage technologies seem to be at polar odds with each other. One is my favorite whipping boy, software-defined storage (SDS), and the other is the concept of hyper-convergence. Just to refresh your memory, hyper-convergence is where a single vendor (or maybe a collection of partner vendors) ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
How to evaluate and deploy flash storage technology
by Eric Slack
Your apps might be begging for flash storage performance, but you'll have to decide where to put it, how much you'll need and how it should be used.
Five top new Windows Server 2012 R2 features for storage management
by Brien Posey
The latest version of Microsoft's flagship server OS offers a bevy of new storage management features.
- How to evaluate and deploy flash storage technology by Eric Slack
How moving data to the cloud can replace all, or most, onsite storage
by Howard Marks
Cloud storage is cheaper, expands endlessly and needs little attention; but how much data can a company realistically park in the cloud?
Rise in cloud-based file sync-and-share services grabs IT's attention
by Rich Castagna
Does your company's IT department have the tools to support file sync-and-share services?
- How moving data to the cloud can replace all, or most, onsite storage by Howard Marks
The yin and yang of data storage technologies
by Rich Castagna
I feel like that little girl in "The Exorcist" whose head spins around; it's hard to keep an eye on where storage is headed these days.
All flash technology, no substance
by Jon William Toigo
Enthusiasm over flash technology has many being swept along in the inevitable wave of solid-state storage products coming to market.
Backup and archive continue to converge
by Jason Buffington
Backup and archive aren't the same thing (we're well past that notion), but they may still leverage the same technologies.
FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels
by Arun Taneja
Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps.
- The yin and yang of data storage technologies by Rich Castagna
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
The state of flash storage technology
In a relatively short time, solid-state storage has made an indelible mark on storage systems and data center environments. Today, few arrays ship...
Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration
Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...
Moving target: Endpoint backup
Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies ...