With IT in a considerable state of flux (think of the increase, integration, and intricacies of cloud, mobility, big data, and consolidation), having easy access to—and guaranteed availability of—ever-increasing volumes and types of data is paramount to every workload and every IT user. Storage has moved from a key supporting role in prior paradigms to center-stage protagonist in the drama of contemporary IT. Leading IT organizations understand that data is at once their DNA, lifeblood, and soul, yet they can’t afford for it to be an anchor. Hence, vendors and IT users alike are focused on delivering a highly accurate, reliable, protected, and cost-effective data stream. Tools such as flash, object storage, [hyper] converged platforms, and architectures built with cloud and software-definition make up the plethora of storage solutions aimed at spiraling expectations. This makes for a beguiling and obfuscated landscape. ESG’s experience- and research-backed insights will help you optimally utilize storage to support a breadth of IT and business objectives while prioritizing complex cost-constraint demands.
ESG Senior Analyst Mark Peters is focused on all types of storage systems, virtualized storage, multiple solid-state media, and the emerging opportunities represented by both software-defined storage and converged systems.
Storage: Storage Systems and Software
ESG Analyst Scott Sinclair has a proven history in both the storage and data protection industries.