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Hyper-converged infrastructure products give data centers a boost
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of June 2017, Vol. 16, No. 4
As an actor on the stage of IT, you know that converged systems of the VCE ilk (now the Converged Platform Division of Dell EMC) have been growing in leaps and bounds over the past five years. During the same period, traditional storage array revenues of the Dell EMC VNX and NetApp FAS type have been dropping like lead balloons. Simultaneously, hyper-converged infrastructure products from vendors like Nutanix and SimpliVity (now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise) as well as software-defined storage players such as Hedvig are practically doubling in revenue each year. Further muddying the waters are complete cloud stack vendors, such as SwiftStack, vying for the same dollars. Oh, and don't forget the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds that are running away with thousands of your applications and petabytes of your data. Here is my perspective on the underlying drivers of each of these trends and some advice on how to make some fundamental decisions regarding your next-generation data center. The end of an era ...
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Convergence takes the emphasis from complexity and expense of enterprise-class storage by making it simple, agile and reducing total cost of ownership.
With support for block, file or both types of data on the same device, unified storage architecture is a flexible storage option for the modern data center.
Adoption of protocols such as NVMe and memory bus-based flash DIMMs helps flash storage devices keep pace with the most demanding use cases.
Discover the must-have features organizations of any size should keep top of mind when shopping for a cloud-based DR provider. Future services may include converged offerings.
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Cloud storage services offer convenience and can cut IT spending, but not in every case. Make sure to do the math before you commit to putting your critical data in the cloud.
Do your storage DR plans factor in weather-related issues? Sometimes, a low-tech approach to protecting your precious data works better than the cloud.
It's time organizations take a more mature and sophisticated approach to data management techniques and make the most of the data they generate and consume.
Hyper-converged products take your data center and network to new heights by leveraging industry-first infrastructure innovations to improve storage and more.