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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Clustered storage systems, traditionally used by high-performance computing (HPC) shops that need performance and capacity far beyond typical enterprise requirements, have been gaining traction among enterprises over the last two years thanks to data growth. The advent of Web 2.0 apps and the rise of online service providers over the last year has further blurred the line between HPC compute farms and enterprise IT, and pushed demand for massive, easily scalable storage systems. Until now, startups such as Isilon Systems have been riding this wave, but bigger storage vendors are getting ready to weigh in. Analysts say new products from Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and EMC, all slated for 2008 release, will be the catalyst for a major move toward clustered storage in the enterprise over the next year. HP and IBM are both dipping into the clustering market through acquisitions. HP is planning to couple clustered file-system (CFS) software it acquired with PolyServe last February with its own server hardware to create clustered nodes that combine processing power ... Access >>>

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