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This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 1 March 2010 issue of Top features in data backup applications
Scale-out NAS meets today's requirements for massively scalable and highly available systems, is cost effective and generally more efficient than traditional scale-up architectures. But technology change introduces risk, and companies may not be ready for a switch. The information we store today is very different from the information we stored a mere decade ago. Every endpoint device has become a content creation and capture device that has enabled faster and more efficient business processes while also driving massive unstructured data growth. Nowhere has the impact been felt more than in the data center storage domain. And it seems no industry is safe. Across the board, file formats are richer and file sizes are growing exponentially. Using traditional scale-up architectures to address this growth is unrealistic. IT organizations need more efficient storage technology, and they're frustrated by the complexity of current offerings. An alternative approach, scale-out NAS, is poised for a breakout year. It not only meets today's requirements for massively ... Access >>>
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