Although today’s enterprise storage arrays target "the fat middle" of the market, virtualized and distributed storage change everything. What form does enterprise storage take in the new data center? Think top-of-rack flash, bottom-of-rack capacity, and a whole world of new interconnects! Here's the Rack Endgame series: The Fat Middle: Today’s Enterprise Storage … [Read more...] about The Rack Endgame: A New Storage Architecture For the Data Center
I've posted before about the spot where most successful enterprise storage arrays sit: The "fat middle" between performance and capacity. But software is driving a wedge into the SAN, and I see radical architectural change on the horizon. There are so many storage virtualization technologies sneaking into server architecture that it's impossible to think one won't take hold. … [Read more...] about Virtualized and Distributed Storage: This Time For Sure!
Storage interconnects are about to be revolutionized, and virtualization is the driving force. Traditional SAN and NAS has been augmented with technologies like VAAI to work with the “I/O Blender” presented by the hypervisor, but this is just the first step. Next comes distributed and converged storage technologies like VSAN. But this opens the doors to new I/O technologies … [Read more...] about #VMEspresso with @SolarWinds at #VMworld: “Storage I/O is About to Get Crazy”