DCIG recently completed its inaugural research into storage as a service and will soon release its first DCIG TOP 5 report based on this research.
Category: Networked Storage
The article title, “Network Entropy is Decomposing Memory” may call up ghoulish images from a B-Horror movie, but it shouldn’t. It refers to a positive dynamic described by Rob Gingell, former chief engineer at Sun Microsystems. He said that, “Over time networks have this property of wanting to decompose things into constituent parts, have those parts get specialized and then reintegrated.”
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2021-22 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Multi-site File Collaboration Solutions report. This report provides guidance on TOP 5 solutions organizations should consider for SDS-based file storage solutions that enable effective file collaboration.
In many organizations, core business processes rely on effective file-based collaboration. With an organization’s users now spanning the globe, legacy systems fail to meet the collaboration needs of a distributed workforce. Many SDS-based file storage solutions offer features that enhance multi-site file collaboration. This article describes 5 capabilities enterprises should evaluate when selecting a solution.
Organizations struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data. Storing, protecting, and providing secure access to this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. A new generation of software-defined storage (SDS) products offer solutions to these challenges.
Organizations of all sizes want to incorporate the cloud as part of their networked attached storage (NAS) strategy. Using hybrid cloud NAS solutions, they obtain the performance of on-premises storage with the virtually unlimited scalability of cloud storage. However, not all organizations have the same file storage needs. This has resulted in the emergence of at least three hybrid cloud NAS architectures to meet these various organizational needs.
Cloud providers, healthcare, media and entertainment, government, and other enterprise organizations increasingly generate and store multiple petabytes (PBs) of data. This prompts many of them to seek out and obtain scalable storage solutions to host these amounts of data. As they do so, they should follow new rules when acquiring modern scalable storage solutions.
Enterprises embracing digital transformation require much more flexible and responsive data center infrastructures. Happily, advances in integrating storage management into the broader data center ecosystem are taking hold. As a result, enterprise storage management is becoming much more integrated into the overall data center management environment.
Have you had a key software vendor go from support increases of 3-5% to more than 20% annually? Have you had your key software vendor acquired and the acquirer then end development of the product? Have you had a key technology vendor exit your region at a time you were planning to expand your facilities? As an IT Director, I endured all these untimely and costly outcomes of vendor decisions. And then I discovered how to mitigate these risks through Open Source software such as OpenZFS, which solves these problems for software-defined storage.
Every year at the Flash Memory Summit held in Santa Clara, CA, attendees get a firsthand look at the technologies that will impact the next generation of storage. This year many of the innovations centered on forthcoming interconnects that will better deliver on the performance that flash offers today. Here are DCIG’s main takeaways from this year’s event.