One of the key challenges facing administrators is how to deal with storage sprawl, especially in the VMware era. Virtualization of servers and desktops has led to IT administrators being forced to throw hardware at the problem. It is not uncommon for a modern data center to have three or four storage systems assigned to the virtual environment, as well as 2–3 other systems to support bare metal environments.
In this chalktalk video George Crump, Lead Analyst at StorageSwiss and Randy Arseneau, Chief Marketing Officer at INFINIDAT discuss what the challenges to storage sprawl are and what the requirements are of a system that claims to address storage sprawl.
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