All-In-One Flash Management
First there was server sprawl, then there was storage sprawl and now it’s “performance sprawl”. Performance sprawl occurs when there are multiple pools of flash storage spread out across the data center. For example, many organizations have flash resources inside their server infrastructure, as well as flash devices inside their shared storage platforms. In some cases, network based flash is deployed in the storage infrastructure itself. The problem isn’t necessarily that there are disparate silos of flash, but rather there is no effective means of centrally managing all of these resources.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.