The Next Generation Data Center is HERE. These data centers are highly virtualized environments with extremely high virtual machine densities. They thrive on flexibility and cost efficiency. While most of these data centers are in the hands of cloud service providers (CSPs), more traditional enterprises see the benefits of the next generation data center and are adopting much of the CSP mentality. Because of their levels of VM density, these data centers change the storage I/O dynamic and essentially make the traditional storage array obsolete.
Next generation data centers cause three specific problems with the storage infrastructure. First, the density of virtual machines creates a random I/O storm that is well beyond the problems caused by the more common and often talked about storage ‘I/O blender’.
But the next generation data center has a second problem that compounds the first. They have customers, or in the enterprise lines of business, that need specific performance guarantees. And the next generation data center’s emphasis on cost efficiency creates a third problem as well. They can’t simply throw high performance storage into their environments. Solutions like flash need to be applied in an intelligent fashion.
In our webinar available on demand “The Storage Requirements for the Next Generation Data Center” experts from Storage Switzerland and SolidFire discuss:
- What is the Next Generation Data Center?
- Why are Next Generation Data Centers ‘The End Game’ of IT?
- How Do Next Generation Data Centers Break Storage?
- How Does Storage Need to Change to Keep Up?
All viewers of the webinar can download a copy of Storage Switzerland’s white paper “How to Design Storage for the Next Generation Data Center“. In addition all viewers will be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.
SolidFire is a client of Storage Switzerland