Multiprotocol or unified storage
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In addressing data growth, one of the key questions that CIOs need to answer is whether they should scale up or scale out existing storage.
Coraid improves over its EtherDrive SRX platform with a new storage virtualization appliance line.
In an environment driven by virtualization and shared infrastructure, your storage solution plays an important part in determining the performance of your data center. Maximizing the benefits from a virtualized shared infrastructure really rests on achieving a truly unified storage architecture.
The new storage system is targeted at small-to-medium-sized business. It will provide thin provisioning, snapshots, data replication, iSCSI and NAS connectivity.
Data center transformation (DCT) won’t become a mainstream trend until 2013-2015 despite underpinning most businesses’ IT strategies, according to Ovum.
Tom Georgens says that 2010 will be the year of multiprotocol storage based on the increased revenue of unified storage.
The multiprotocol storage Compellent zNAS will add quick file-based access to Firbe Channel (FC) and iSCSI disk arrays.
There are signs of cautious recovery in many economies, providing the nudge that companies needed to shift from their hunker-down mentality to a more positive one focused on renewed investment in technology. But many CIOs will still keep an eye on cost efficiencies as IT budgets remain flat.
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