There have always been certain workloads and applications that stretch the boundaries of storage technologies. While this is nothing new, the number of these workloads is poised to expand dramatically, fueled by the growth of initiatives such as big data analytics, mobility, cloud computing, social media and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The evolution of genomics in recent decades has seen the volume of sequencing rise dramatically as a result of lower costs. Massive growth in the quantities of data created by sequencing has greatly increased analytical challenges, and placed ever-increasing demands on compute and storage infrastructure. Researchers have leveraged high-performance computing environments and cluster computing to […]
In the last 10 years, the rate of computer and network performance has outpaced storage. Compute nodes with multiple cores, advanced memory technology, high speed bus, and fast network NICs have kept pace with network speeds of 25GbE/40GbE, and even up to 100GbE. Unfortunately, most storage architectures, even the new clustered scale up/out architectures, are […]
To stay relevant in today’s competitive, digitally disruptive market, and to stay ahead of your competition, you have to do more than just store, extract, and analyze your data — you have to draw the true business value out of it. Fail to evolve, and your organization might be left behind as companies ramp up […]
Cloud computing is changing the way organizations develop and deliver
applications. Development teams can use private, public or hybrid clouds
to quickly set up new infrastructures that don’t impact existing resources
or operations. When a project is completed, resources can go back into
a centralized pool and be reused.
For decades, enterprise storage has been widely viewed as—let’s face it—an important but largely commoditized IT necessity. After all, every application needs storage. But following a highly innovative period in the 1980s and ‘90s, advances in enterprise storage slowed to a crawl compared with other IT functions.
The use of cloud-based services is growing rapidly in today’s 3rd Platform computing environment. Datacenters looking to craft the most cost-effective infrastructure to service legacy workloads like relational database and enterprise applications while accommodating next-generation applications in the mobile computing, social media, and big data and analytics areas are increasingly moving to hybrid cloud environments.
IT deployments are shifting rapidly to cloud models that enable digital transformation. IDC says “Cloud First” will become the new mantra for enterprise IT, noting that the major innovations taking place in IT today are not possible without the cloud as a foundation.