Posts Tagged Recovery
“The storage needs of business and application owners are simple: Give me storage when I need it. Provide services appropriate for my application in the most cost-effective manner. Charge me for what I use, don’t charge me for unnecessary waste.
Service-oriented storage has the potential to meet business needs by inherently offering the ability to:
- Provision storage capacity and function that meets application requirements based on performance, scalability, availability, cost and security needs of the business.
Last week I wrote “From a backup perspective, the world is at an inflection point. Today’s requirements for growth, rapid data access and speedy recovery are outstripping the industry’s ability to solve backup challenges.” I’d like to explore this a bit further.
The basic premise of this post is that while storing data on disk in de-duplicated format is more cost effective than storing non-de-duplicated data, there is very little other advantage, in the backup process to just changing the target where data is stored. IT practitioners, especially those aggressively pursuing virtualization strategies, have an opportunity to re-architect backup processes and dramatically reduce I/O bottlenecks associated with backup.
It was another successful and busy week at Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2009 in Orlando. Although the number of vendors, by my count, was 48% of what it was in Spring 2008, it was apparent that the vendors who did participate sent fewer people. However, the SNW officials said that the end-user attendance was 92% of what it was in Spring 2008. Obviously travel budgets have been cut, and this was reflected in the end-user attendance, which had shifted to many local IT professionals from the central Florida region.
The Spring 2009 Storage Networking World ends today. It was a busy week for the Wikibon team as we were briefed by more than 25 technology companies and tweeted the live action to the Wikibon community. Bill Mottram, Dennis Martin and I gave presentations during the week, Dennis on SSD for Microsoft Apps, Bill on optimizing energy and efficiency and me with Rich Avila on how Virtualization Energizes Cal State U East Bay.