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As virtualization continues to kick in, most of the SMBs are already virtualized right now. At the moment we’re in the middle of a generation switch – server virtualization makes way for VDI. Old projects are being finished and new ones are started with new software and hardware technology in mind. Everyone buys new equipment and tries more effective hypervisors. As for storage – the latest trend is getting rid of storage hardware, such as SAN/NAS. Long story short, a lot of test and development is going on.
Test and development doesn’t mix well with stellar prices on storage hardware and software. No one wants to invest in it as well as to pay for something that may not go into production. The budget of a typical test and development case may be near or equal to zero.
No one also wants to spend time on testing something that would most surely be changed completely in the process or even cancelled. I n such a project, all the results and experience may be wasted, so why bother? The latest arising question was about the absence of sense in going already ancient SAN/NAS while new production setup is built with Software Defined Storage.