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Analyst Firm Discusses Architecting Scale-Out Design for Scale-Up Storage

Eliminating Vendor Lock-In and Reducing the Cost of Highly Scalable Storage

Nexsan has published a new paper from virtualization and storage industry analyst, George Crump, Senior Analyst at Storage Switzerland. Titled, "Architecting a Scale-Out Design for Scale-Up Storage," the commissioned paper discusses how scale-up storage has some distinct advantages over scale-out storage. According to the analyst, "Scaling later has some distinct advantages over scale-out storage. First, you get to start with scale-up storage, which is typically a smaller upfront investment and often easier to implement, especially from a networking perspective." The paper goes on to say that one of a number of scale-out methods can be added to the scale-up system to provide much the same benefits of an array-based, scale-out storage system.

In model presented by Storage Switzerland, users avoid vendor lock-in because "storage systems can be selected based on the task at hand instead of being bound by an initial decision that may have been made years ago. Secondly, if a storage system like that of Nexsan is chosen, users also eliminate redundant expense since they don't have to re-buy features like snapshots, replication, and cloning.

To learn more, access this free paper at http://bit.ly/tT7Erl

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