Originating Author: Fred Moore
The concept of grid storage is moving closer to reality. Grid storage is a new model for managing storage distributed across multiple systems and networks without requiring a large centralized switching system. Grids offer the promise of ultra-high scalability and availability. Vendor interoperability and standards are still in the definition stage making grid storage a promising architecture of the future.
Action Item: Users should put grid and clustered storage on the radar and begin experimenting with this promising technology. Applications for such storage include unstructured and semi-structured information which by definition will remain distributed throughout the enterprise on laptops and mobile devices.