Premium Content

Access "Is your storage infrastructure ready for the cloud?"

Published: 18 Oct 2012

The cloud will change the way we integrate and use storage services. Don't be distracted by big vendors building a big data center stack, it's not about that at all. By Jeff Boles Storage has long been ruled by bigger and faster. On the selling side, a lot of sales reps think the easiest way to sell a piece of hardware is to differentiate their product using a lot of firepower in the form of eyeball-grabbing specs like controller throughput, backplane bandwidth, IOPS, MBps, data deduplication ratios, terabytes per rack and other impressive metrics. All too often, that kind of bravado and one-upmanship will overshadow what some of the real storage innovators have to offer. Those are the vendors trying to avoid speed traps while pursuing elements that make storage "better" or "more efficient" -- the kinds of things that tend to have more impact on business capabilities and costs. That's not to say innovators haven't had some notable successes. The exceptions have indeed brought better and more efficient storage to market, often being the first with ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • A lesson in flash caching
    storage_0714.png
    E-Zine

    Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing...

  • Storage performance management: Ways to maximize your environment
    better_storage_performance.png
    E-Handbook

    Making your storage perform to the very best of its ability is an age-old problem with a long list of ways to approach it. But how should you start ...

  • Hypervisor vendors up the ante with new storage features
    storage_0614.png
    E-Zine

    There's a struggle between doing storage the "old way" and the new demands that virtual servers put on networked storage. Storage vendors have ...