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Choosing Between Monolithic Versus Modular Storage: Robustness, Scalability and Price Are the Tiebreakers

Published: 22 June 2010

ID: G00201637

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks , Stanley Zaffos

Summary

Improvements in modular storage arrays have made choosing between modular and monolithic storage systems an increasingly complex exercise in risk and cost management. This research compares the two architectural designs and offers decision-making criteria.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Defining Monolithic and Modular Storage Systems
  • Decision-Making Criteria
  • Conclusion: Review Your Storage Strategy With an Eye to the Future

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