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The I&O Leaders' Guide for Modernizing Data Center Storage and Optimizing Cost

Published: 10 May 2016

ID: G00292347

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao, Raj Bala , Julia Palmer

Summary

I&O leaders now have many options when selecting cost-effective and flexible storage architecture. This research helps navigate between the top six implementation trends of flash, software-defined storage, hyperconverged, enterprise file synchronization and sharing, hybrid, and public cloud storage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use SSAs for Workloads Requiring High Performance Only After Ensuring Essential Data Management Features Applicable for Your Environments Are Available
    • What Are SSAs? Why and When Would You Implement Them?
    • How Will It Reduce Cost of Storage?
    • What Is SDS? Why and When Would You Implement It?
    • How Will It Reduce Cost of Storage?
  • Use HCIS to Consolidate Highly Virtualized Environments When You Are Looking to Reduce Integration Complexity, and Simplify Software Change Control and Management
    • What Is HCIS? Why and When Would You Implement It?
    • How Will It Reduce Cost of Storage?
  • Use Public Cloud Storage for Cloud-Native Applications
    • What Is Public Cloud Storage? Why and When Would You Implement It?
    • How Will It Reduce the Cost of Storage?
  • Use Hybrid Cloud Storage When Applications and Users of File Protocols Remain On-Premises
    • What Is Hybrid Cloud Storage? Why and When Would You Implement It?
    • How Will It Reduce the Cost of Storage?
  • Use Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) for Modern File Collaboration
    • What Is EFSS? Why and When Would You Implement It?
    • How Will It Reduce the Cost of Storage?

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