Access your Pro+ Content below.
Violin Systems and StorOne lead way to shared storage
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of February 2018, Vol. 16, No. 12
If I had to point to the column that garnered the most feedback in 2017, it would be one I wrote about the movement back to shared enterprise storage from the siloed software-defined and hyper-converged kit the industry has been peddling for the past couple of years. Both vendors and many customers have told me my view was out of step with the big analyst firms who saw software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure numbers climbing by 30% or more in the next few years. I could write a column assailing the purveyors of fake industry projections, pointing to their revenue model and how they're paid by industry vendors to present the ruminations of those vendors as "the next big thing." But that would be too easy. Instead, I want to share the latest developments that affirm the countertrend I see happening based on my observations in the storage trenches. Exhibit 1: The resurrection of Violin Systems Recall the halcyon days of pre-nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) flash storage -- circa 2003 to 2012. A time when too ...
Access this PRO+ Content for Free!
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
Features in this issue
Find out the best data storage products for 2017 in backup and DR hardware, backup and DR software and services, software-defined storage, storage arrays and storage management tools.
Most EFSS products unify communications, collaboration and content management tasks well beyond the technology's initial file sync-and-share functionality.
Compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation isn't optional. Noncompliance could be costly and possibly disastrous. Find out what you need to know.
Columns in this issue
Software-defined storage seems to relegate hardware to the sidelines, but that may change as hardware-centric offerings become attractive alternatives to software-on-COTS options.
Two companies head toward a future of shared enterprise storage resources, moving away from siloed software-defined and hyper-converged approaches.
The second wave of flash storage systems in the enterprise must be about optimizing flash performance and density, not just IOPS, and being faster than its hard disk predecessor.
Several enterprise data storage trends are all about getting rid of storage as an IT silo. That will have consequences for both the industry and IT pros who work in it.