Energizing The Storage Industry
It is no surprise that data storage costs represent one of the largest line items in IT’s budgets. However, as technologies such as Big Data, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and other data-intensive workloads pervade enterprises, storage must also be able to scale performance.
Cost mitigation and improved performance are typically diametrically opposed concepts.
Data efficiency technologies, which include thin provisioning, data deduplication, and compression can allow vendors to improve scalability, increase performance and reduce cost at the same time. The latter two technologies provide the greatest impact and return for end-users, as well as enabling storage vendors to increase profitability, which provides a perfect win-win situation for all.
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