DCIG is initiating research into the software-defined storage (SDS) marketplace, focusing initially on block storage. DCIG invites SDS block storage providers to participate in the survey research taking place through September 2020. DCIG will publish results in the 4th quarter as one or more TOP 5 reports. DCIG’s TOP 5 Reports help IT decision-makers save valuable time through a succinct analysis of SDS solutions.
Category: Storage Systems
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the inaugural DCIG 2020-21 TOP 5 High-End Storage Arrays report. This DCIG TOP 5 report provides enterprises with guidance on the best storage solutions for consolidated, continuous access to the data that drives their businesses.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprise storage vendors continue to deliver innovation. DCIG recently updated its enterprise storage research and then compared the results with data from nine months ago. It quickly became evident that many storage vendors are focused on enhancing the ownership experience.
Enterprises, regardless of their size, largely agree they want any storage solutions they deploy to deliver flexibility. They may look for this flexibility in multiple ways to include its availability, performance, reliability, replication, scalability, self-healing or self-tuning capabilities, and more. However, as they choose storage solutions that deliver the flexibility they need and want, another truth quickly becomes evident. Hardware-defined storage is dead.
DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of the DCIG 2020-21 Enterprise All-Flash Array Buyer’s Guide. This Buyer’s Guide helps organizations assess the enterprise all-flash array marketplace and identify which array may be the best fit for their environment
DCIG recently updated its research into enterprise all-flash arrays and will soon publish the DCIG 2020-21 Enterprise All-Flash Array Buyer’s Guide. As we reflect on what has changed since we published the prior edition in 2018, five advances seem especially significant. Any business planning to refresh its storage infrastructure should take these advances into consideration.
Every enterprise storage briefing now includes a discussion of infrastructure analytics. For some vendors, this is a relatively new endeavor. Other vendors have woven analytics into the design of their company and products from day one. As companies evaluate enterprise storage offerings, they should pay careful attention to these infrastructure analytics and how they fit with their own needs, abilities, and culture.
Storage and security represent two technologies that have circled each for nearly two decades with negligible success in coming together. That may have finally changed this week. StorMagic’s acquisition of KeyNexus represents the coming together of two technologies that finally makes sense for everyone involved.
If your mental image of a high-end storage array is rack after rack full of blinking lights, you would be right only 30% of the time. Today, nearly half of all high-end storage array models support configurations that fit into less than 8RU—that is just fourteen inches of rack space. How can this be?
IBM announced a new family of FlashSystem storage systems on February 12. The announcement has several implications for the enterprise storage marketplace.