The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage


Traditionally, as IT departments receive demands for more storage space they scale-up storage by adding more hardware and devices. However, this approach eventually leads to an imbalance in access density IOPS and significant administrative challenges.

In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance. Watch and learn:

  • How scale-out strategies can create imbalances between storage controllers
  • Key information about file storage and block storage
  • Information about scale-out NAS and block storage vendors
  • And more.
14 Aug 2014
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