Data center news, trends, tools and resources - SearchDataCenter.in
Premium Content

Access "Cloud storage: Just another storage tier?"

Published: 17 Oct 2012

If you dig a little deeper, you'll find cloud storage has been adopted in some sectors as a data archive tier, and has been delivering cost-saving benefits for quite some time. Every few years a technology comes along that gets hyped to the point that no one is truly sure what it means anymore. In the storage world, storage virtualization and information lifecycle management (ILM) are two of those technologies that received a lot of vendor buildup and held a lot of promise for reducing the cost and complexity of the storage infrastructure but never really played out. The latest and greatest technology to hit the peak of the hype cycle is cloud storage. Data storage vendors aren't doing themselves any favors with all the hype and cloudy (forgive the pun) long-term vision around cloud storage, but it doesn't appear to be headed down the same road as ILM and storage virtualization. Unlike with ILM and the original vision (2001-2002 timeframe) of storage virtualization, there are some real and immediate benefits that can be derived for adopting a cloud storage ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

What's Inside

Features
    • SAS challenges Fibre Channel drives

      In their 3 Gbps incarnation, SAS drives have proved popular in low-end and nearline data storage systems, but at 6 Gbps, SAS-2 poses a serious threat to Fibre Channel interface drives and could change the landscape of high-end storage arrays.

    • Remote-office backup not getting much easier

      Our monthly survey shows that backing up remote and branch offices is still a tough nut to crack for some companies. But newer tools -- like data dedupe -- are helping to ensure that remote data is protected.

  • Columns
    • Cloud storage: Just another storage tier? by Terri McClure

      Storage vendors have become so enamored of the term "cloud storage" that it's hard to tell what it means anymore. But if you can get past the marketing hype, you'll find cloud storage has been adopted in some sectors as a data archive tier, and has been delivering cost-saving benefits for quite some time.

    • Storage should get more interesting in 2010

      Despite the buzz about solid state and storage for VMware environments, 2009 wasn't a particularly banner year for standout storage technologies. Here's hoping the real storage innovations will come in 2010.

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • On-prem cloud: Storage in a bottle
    sStorage_ezine_080315.jpg
    E-Zine

    Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and ...

  • Managing storage for virtual servers
    sStorage_ezine_070615.jpg
    E-Zine

    It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or ...

  • Why software-defined storage matters
    sStorage_SDS_hype_hb062315.jpg
    E-Handbook

    Software-defined storage is rapidly gaining popularity, thanks in large part to its potential for reducing storage costs. While storage ...