Organizations have tried a variety of solutions to regain control of their data storage infrastructure. They’ve invested in monolithic storage systems, software defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged systems. While each approach may have brought some value, each failed in its primary task: consolidating storage resources. Each of these consolidation efforts is unable to consistently guarantee performance, scale capacity and drive down storage costs.
As a result, most organizations end up buying workload specific solutions for both legacy and modern applications. Most data centers today have a mixture of multiple all-flash storage systems, hyper-converged environments and high capacity data archives. They also have storage software for each use case. IT ends up dealing with a data management nightmare, which limits organizational efficiency and productivity.
Don’t give up! Join Storage Switzerland and Datera for our on demand webinar “Overcoming the Storage Roadblock to Data Center Modernization.” Watch to learn how monolithic, software defined and hyper-converged architectures have let IT down and why the problem gets worse as data centers modernize. Attendees will learn how storage solutions need to change in order to eliminate primary storage silos while guaranteeing specific application performance, scaling to meet capacity demands and lower storage TCO.
Attend today and get a copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “Designing Storage Architectures for Modern Data Centers.”
The white paper will discuss why organizations need to adopt an on-premises architecture that resembles the architectures that cloud providers use to host production workloads, similar to Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage. The on-premises storage architecture needs to use multi-tenancy to guarantee performance and scale-out design to meet capacity requirements. To keep costs down the storage architecture also has to be software defined, running on commodity hardware and it has to be multi-tiered to leverage multiple types of flash and hard disk drives.
The modern storage architecture needs to be primarily an on-premises solution. On-premises is a critical requirement since data has “gravity”, it can’t be created and deleted instantly like compute. Its permanence means that renting storage in the cloud isn’t economically feasible.