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Building Enterprise Storage at Scale: Salesforce.com Architecture Reveals Potential Lessons

Published: 16 January 2013

ID: G00239531

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Sid Deshpande , Jie Zhang

Summary

As interest in leveraging cloud computing gathers momentum, the onus on IT to build resilient storage infrastructure at scale is paramount. Salesforce.com's SAN-based storage architecture can serve as a guide to help users architect scalable, high-performance enterprise-class storage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Build a Software-Centric Storage Model
  • Lower TCO Through Storage Tiering
  • Minimize Vendor Lock-In
  • Factor In Future Technology Advancements and Architectures
  • Ensure Robust DR Program to Handle Multilevel Failures

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