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Gain a Business Advantage with Scale-Out Storage

You are probably well aware of the challenges facing data centers today. A full 17 percent of IT budgets are devoted to storage, and power and cooling costs represent as much as 40 percent of operational expenses. And that’s just today. Corporate data is expected to increase by 650 percent in just five years, from 2009 to 2015.2

To keep pace with the data growth problem, as well as increasing access demands, it may be tempting to continue “scaling up” by adding storage capacity. But doing so perpetuates storage silos and drives up operating costs. The solution instead must come from scale-out storage, in which a more intelligent and agile storage architecture improves the way data is stored, moved, protected, and accessed. This new architecture can create a dynamic, flexible environment that supports data growth at a lower overall cost and provides secure, anytime access to data from anywhere in the world.

To keep pace with the data growth problem, as well as increasing access demands, it may be tempting to continue “scaling up” by adding storage capacity. But doing so perpetuates storage silos and drives up operating costs. The solution instead must come from scale-out storage, in which a more intelligent and agile storage architecture improves the way data is stored, moved, protected, and accessed. This new architecture can create a dynamic, flexible environment that supports data growth at a lower overall cost and provides secure, anytime access to data from anywhere in the world.

The move to scale-out storage data centers have traditionally relied on independent silos of compute, storage, and multiple networks, but numerous challenges have arisen. Server virtualization technologies have placed new demands on storage environments and data protection processes, which has led to performance bottlenecks. Storage sprawl is another problem, which is occurring as additional storage systems are deployed to meet demands for more capacity and performance.

Read the full Gain a Business Advantage with Scale-Out Storage Brief.