IT - Storage

2019 Storage Market Facts And Review
Storage Newsletter, January 6th, 2020
Top events seen by 30 vendors

"With a rapid consolidation and analysis of answers here are what we collect :

  • By far, everything about Cloud (multi, hybrid, public, private, on-premises, repatriation)
  • Object storage and S3 (private, public)
  • NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics
  • Various SaaS dynamics - Security - File Storage
  • AI ..."

AWS Outposts Vs. Azure Stack Vs. HCI
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, January 9th, 2020
See how AWS Outposts vs. Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud offerings work and where they can and cannot take the place of traditional hyper-converged infrastructures

"Giants Amazon and Microsoft offer cloud products and services that compete in areas usually reserved for the strengths that traditional hyper-converged infrastructure platforms bring to the enterprise IT table. These include hybrid cloud offerings AWS Outposts, which Amazon made generally available late last year, and Azure Stack from Microsoft..."

Major Storage Vendors Map Out 2020 Plans
SearchStorage, January 9th, 2020
Enhanced data management across clouds is a common theme for storage vendors heading into 2020. Vendors also plan to boost AI and predictive analytics to storage hardware

"The largest enterprise storage vendors face a common set of challenges and opportunities heading into 2020. As global IT spending slows and storage gets faster and frequently handles data outside the core data center, primary storage vendors must turn to cloud, data management and newer flash technologies..."

2020 Predictions From 50 Storage Vendors - Part One
Storage Newsletter, January 9th, 2020
Top 3: cloud, NVMe, Kubernetes

"A few days following the 2019 vendors' facts and review publication, we publish our classic annual vendors' predictions for 2020.

We collect 50 opinions and consolidate them to find some majors trends and directions for the storage industry:

  • Without any surprise, cloud arrives #1 in various flavors (multi, hybrid, on-premises, private and we choose to add the edge in that category)
  • New devices and connectivity around Flash, NVMe(-oF), SCM/PM, QLC
  • Kubernetes of course and containers
  • Analytics and AI
  • Object storage

Here is the first part of this report..."


The use of block storage in the cloud is becoming more common. See how block and object storage differ, and when to use one versus the other when it comes to cloud storage

"Cloud storage services have exploded in the last decade, largely due to the proliferation of low-cost object-based repositories, which have proven ideal for many of today's hyperscale workloads. Block storage, on the other hand, has remained primarily on premises, supporting mission-critical and data-intensive workloads. But this appears to be changing. According to two recent Taneja Group studies, organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud for block storage as they look for more efficient and flexible ways to support their workloads..."

2020 Predictions From 50 Storage Vendors - Part Two
Storage Newsletter, January 10th, 2020
Top 3: cloud, NVMe, Kubernetes

"A few days following the 2019 vendors' facts and review publication, we publish our classic annual vendors' predictions for 2020.

We collect 50 opinions and consolidate them to find some majors trends and directions for the storage industry:

  • Without any surprise, cloud arrives #1 in various flavors (multi, hybrid, on-premises, private and we choose to add the edge in that category)
  • New devices and connectivity around flash, NVMe(-oF), SCM/PM, QLC
  • Kubernetes of course and containers
  • Analytics and AI
  • Object storage

Here is the second part of this report.."

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