Cloudy Weather for Enterprise Storage – an Enterprise Storage Veteran Looks Forward

WHITEPAPER

This whitepaper looks at the root causes of user demands for better, cheaper storage services and IT’s options to meet those demands. In particular, it explains how the shift in value off proprietary hardware and onto open software stacks is happening in storage just as happened over the last decade with server virtualization.

Download the complete three-part series by Dave Roberson, Cloudy Weather for Enterprise Storage – an Enterprise Storage Veteran Looks Forward.

  • Swift is written in Python

    The object storage provided by Swift is considerably more flexible and scalable than file- or block-storage options from legacy NAS and SAN vendors

  • eventual consistency approach

    It is ideally suited to the current capacity growth areas of user-generated content that rarely if ever need to handle simultaneous concurrent updates

  • self-service provisioning model

    Applications can define and extend their own storage without any overhead or delays required for provisioning by IT