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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 9 November 2011 issue of For storage jobs, pay still on the rise
Industries that once operated in traditional paper-based models are being overwhelmed by their digital data stores. Scale-out NAS can provide high-performance application support Before now, you might not have considered your IT shop as one that needs a scale-out system. But scale-out systems -- which started out in the network-attached storage (NAS) space because some industries rely on very large files that require a lot of bandwidth to meet performance requirements -- have far-reaching implications for a varied number of environments today. For instance, several major industries that once operated in traditional paper- or microfilm-based modes are finding that their digital data stores are threatening to overwhelm them. These are attractive vertical markets for scale-out NAS vendors that can provide high-performance application support. VERTICAL AFFINITY FOR SCALE-OUT NAS Enlarge VERTICAL AFFINITY FOR SCALE-OUT NAS diagram. If we look at the throughput vs. I/O axis model in the “Vertical affinity for scale-out NAS” graphic, these industries have many ... Access >>>
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