Big data and other new applications push forward advances in data center storage architecture, from hyper-converged infrastructure and server-side storage to data-awareness built into arrays.
This guide explores which technologies move storage in the data center forward, the ways in which storage is evolving, and how these evolutions affect enterprises.
1HCI pushes storage changes-
The converged and hyper-converged effect on storage
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure needs have pushed the limits of data center storage architecture. Find out how it advanced.
Storage I/O access should increase with converged infrastructure, but issues can arise. Consider creating a dedicated storage tier and a converged storage tier if predictable performance is a concern. Continue Reading
Check out what analysts and IT pros think about the combination of Dell, EMC and VMware in a proposed blockbuster deal spanning many areas of a data center storage architecture. Continue Reading
Data center storage architecture terms
Don't let data center storage terminology trip you up. Reference these definitions to glean a better understanding of data center storage architecture.
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3Storage becomes self-aware-
Make storage data-aware for intelligent Ops
Data-aware storage replaces regular storage arrays to manage and organize data automatically and efficiently. This awareness aids performance for the IT team, as well as for the business end users that rely on stored information.
Better regulatory compliance, stronger security of business information and easier management are some of the benefits that data-aware storage promises. Continue Reading
In addition to supporting Microsoft Hyper-V, DataGravity added new file location monitoring, as well as security and support features. Continue Reading
4What's replacing OG storage?-
SSDs, object storage and increased flash resiliency
Innovations in storage pushed the technology to new standards for reliability, cost and speed. What type of storage, how much to buy and from whom, and how it changes your current data center storage architecture are all questions tackled below.
Quell the "slow" complaints about more demanding applications with server-side flash, rather than an app rewrite. Continue Reading
IT pros must change who, where and what they invest in when it comes to data center storage, as new technologies and advancements alter the decades-old landscape. Continue Reading
While all-flash data centers are still far in the future for most enterprises, server-side and array-based flash storage allow you to deploy speedy storage at a variety of price and performance points today. Continue Reading
5Big data and IoT-
A shakeup in storage architectures for big data, IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) and big data are already changing data center storage architectures to match their demands. See how varied and rapidly growing data sets influence data center and cloud storage choices.