Premium Content

Access "Will you favor standards-based storage?"

Published: 16 Oct 2012

Will You Favor Standards-based Storage? What are your hopes for SMI-S? Will you require SMI-S support of your future storage purchases? What part of the storage infrastructure is most in need of standards? Many storage vendors are busy building in the Storage Networking Industry Association's Storage Management Interface Specification, (SMI-S, a.k.a. Bluefin) to their products. This month, we tried to gauge storage managers' interest in SMI-S, and the jury is still out. Overall, more storage managers had high hopes (rating of 4 or 5) for SMI-S than low hopes (rating of 1 or 2): 34% to 31%. At the same time, an overwhelming majority will not require SMI-S support of future storage purchases. Arrays and software emerged as infrastructure pieces most in need of standards. As one reader wistfully put it: "It would be nice not to have three different applications to manage my SANs from three different vendors!" 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

    • StorageTek Puts a Spin on Data Protection

      StorageTek's EchoView shows promise.

    • Whys and Wherefores of SAS

      Version 1.0 of the SAS spec was just completed by the SCSI Trade Association.

    • Management suites come up short

      With long feature checklists, astonishing ROIs and seamless integration, storage management suites can seem like storage paradise. But look closely, and you may find that what you get isn't what you wanted to see.

    • Consolidation: The hard truth

      Every large enterprise can benefit from some kind of consolidation. But the benefits come at a price. Despite the hype, consolidation is a long process that can be complicated. Bottom line: You may have to wait to cash in on the benefits, but they will come.

    • Europe Better Equipped for Distributed SANs

      Europe is burning with SAN fever.

    • Copy basics by David Braue

      Snapshot and replication are important tools in building a foolproof disaster recovery plan. This article helps you pick the optimal solution that fits within your budget and is best suited for your company's individual backup needs.

More Premium Content Accessible For Free