Storage in the data center has evolved from islands of server attached storage to shared networked storage. But in both cases storage needed to be specifically designed for the workload it was on. Even in the so-called shared storage environment, most data centers have multiple types of storage systems serving different purposes. In fact, in recent years the problem has gotten worse.
Now in addition to specific storage systems for databases, file sharing and archive, many data centers now have storage systems silo’ed for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Server Virtualization. The problem is not limited to large enterprises either; data centers of all sizes can have as many as five environment specific storage systems.
In this webinar, George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Andy Warfield, Co-Founder and CTO from Coho Data guide you through an interactive discussion on what hardware sprawl is and how you can stop it.
1. What is causing hardware sprawl?
2. What is the risk of silo’ed storage systems?
3. How storage systems need to evolve in order to stop it.