At least two technologies have tried to overtake Fibre Channel (FC) in the past decade: Ethernet and InfiniBand. Both have failed and FC use continues unabated. Why is that happening, and what’s the future of FC?
There are plenty of technologies touted as the next big thing. Big data, flash, high-performance computing, in-memory processing, NoSQL, virtualization, convergence, software-defined whatever all represent wild new forces that could bring real disruption but big opportunities to your local data center.
- Premiered: 03/19/14
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
New products designed from the ground up to specifically serve storage for virtual servers can offer dramatic savings in terms of dollars and the time spent managing storage.
Using Hadoop to drive big data analytics doesn’t necessarily mean building clusters of distributed storage—good old external storage might be a better choice.
When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you’re storing and how it’s typically used.
- Premiered: 02/04/14
- Author: Arun Taneja
- Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Whether clay pots, wooden barrels or storage arrays, vendors have always touted how much their wares can reliably store. And invariably, the bigger the vessel, the more impressive and costly it is, both to acquire and manage. The preoccupation with size as a measure of success implies that we should judge and compare offerings on sheer volume. But today, the relationship between physical storage media capacity and the effective value of the data “services” it delivers has become much more virtual and cloudy.