Whether we like it or not, storage remains a key element for your IT environment. But while processing has known a significant paradigm change over the past few years, storage did not evolve along with it. This now is about to change.
While SAN and NAS remain key technologies, the storage landscape is evolving as well:
- storage is becoming virtualized
- it moves into memory with SSD drives and in-memory storage
- disks are brought back into the system and shared with other (virtualized) servers
- and what about backup to disk or storing data into the cloud?