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Vol. 9 Num. 9 January 2011

Scale-out storage, the big winner for 2010

Early adopters pave the way for primary storage use and more efficiencies. In the very first column I wrote for TechTarget in 2010, I questioned whether 2010 might be the breakout year for scale-out storage. Based on the last 12 months, I'd say the answer is a resounding "Yes." Featuring "pay-as-you grow" scalable architectures and improved manageability, scale-out storage solutions enable rapid, on-the-fly expansion of data storage systems that support fast-growing applications. And, unlike most technologies that require organizations to "spend money to save money," scale-out storage doesn't require a large up-front capital investment. It allows users to start small and grow as their storage needs expand. While early adopters of scale-out storage have predominantly been firms with large capacity requirements in specific industry verticals, the technology is gaining traction among enterprise users as a viable, broad-based storage infrastructure option. Accentuating the technology's capabilities and compelling value proposition ...

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  • Hybrid cloud storage

    by  Jacob Gsoedl

    Hybrid cloud storage products provide the best of both worlds -- local storage that's tightly integrated with off-site cloud storage services.

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