Scale-out is replacing scale-up storage strategies; here's why
Many data delivery strategies have revolved around centralised, consolidated storage infrastructures. These have centred on scale-up SAN and NAS product, while scaling to terabytes and eventually multi-petabytes of storage. Scale-up, however, has its problems, and the thought of deploying a 4 PB array should worry most administrators.
As we move into hyperscale computing, scale-up storage systems may be reaching their end. The scale-up market is still strong, but the scale-out offerings are growing. Scale-out addresses the need for growth in a different way.
Find out how scale-out storage differentiates itself from scale-up, why it's set to take over scale-up's dominant role, and determine for yourself how soon you'll need to join this trend.