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Persistent storage readied for containerized applications
Traditional application architectures are limited in their ability to scale and meet the demands of today's fast-growing data, cloud and IT environments. Containerization -- with its support for Agile design, development and deployment methodologies -- promises to overcome these challenges. Containers weren't originally designed to implement full-stack applications or any application that needs persistent storage. With containers gaining support from storage array makers, we're starting to see arrays allowing containerized applications to take advantage of primary storage. Find out how storage vendors are bringing persistent storage to the world of containerized applications.
Nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) replaces SCSI at both the device and network levels to deliver greater bandwidth and lower latency to internal storage devices. And with the development of NVMe over Fabrics, the NVMe command set can work across the network via external storage. Discover the benefits of NVMe over Fabrics, when to deploy the technology, how to implement it and which vendors are making it happen.
Copy data management (CDM) protects production data and improves the management of production data copies, with the aim of cutting storage costs, improving data visibility and compliance, and speeding up data access. Until last year, it was the province of point products. But the market is changing, and the technology has gone mainstream as the largest data protection and storage vendors have joined the CDM fray. Find out which CDM capabilities companies value most and what is being done to meet growing demand. What advantages can CDM bring to your IT data storage environment?
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The most significant challenge to the rise of containerized applications is quickly and easily providing enterprise-class persistent storage for containers.
Capacity, scalability, ease of use and pricing push enterprises toward hyper-converged platforms to meet their compute, networking and storage needs.
Expect NVMe to supplant SCSI and SAS protocols for SSD storage and NVMe over Fabrics to find a place in high-end networking deployments for transporting data.
Products from copy data management vendors protect and manage production data to lower storage costs, speed data access and streamline self-service access to data copies.
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Companies are collecting and hoarding data like never before. Take control of this out-of-control situation with forward-looking data storage and management practices.
Data management products are the Superman, not the Batman, of storage. They have built-in superpowers that provide the innate power needed to manage data.
We've become too hung up on the software part of software-defined storage architecture at the expense of what matters most, the benefits of the technology.
IT can't remain a reactive cost center and cheerful help desk, but must become a competitive, cutthroat service provider and powerful champion of emerging disruptive technology.