Every day we hear of budget-savvy IT folks attempting to leverage commodity servers and disks by layering on software-implemented storage services. But at the same time, and at some of the same datacenters, highly optimized flash-fueled acceleration technologies are racing in with competitive performance and compelling price comparisons.
Since its inception, the promise of virtualization has been that it would make everything in the Data Center easier and less expensive. Very few people would argue that broad point, but at the same time, there are still some areas that have not seen those benefits. One of these is data replication.
All-flash storage arrays share the common trait of being fast, but once you get past the speed, there’s still a lot to consider.
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It used to be that IT struggled to intimately understand every app in order to provide the right supporting infrastructure. Today, server virtualization makes the job much easier, because IT can now just cater to VMs. By working and communicating at the VM level, both app owners and infrastructure admins stay focused, using a common API to help ensure apps are hosted effectively and IT runs efficiently.
- Premiered: 07/21/14
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Virtualization Review
Is there a real answer for how “software” can define “data center” underneath the software-defined hype?