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The Emperor Has No Clothes – Disrobing the Myth of Storage Window Dressing

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The Emperor has no clothes! The Emperor has no clothes!

Those were the words uttered by a bold observer of the king’s procession in the Danish fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1837. The metaphor has since been used to connote, among other things, collective denial or ignorance of an obvious fact. Such is the case today with storage, as IT has had to grope with exponential growth of data from social media and cloud, media and entertainment, video on-demand services, and even medical imaging. In an era where people throw around buzz words like digital transformation and discuss solutions to address the ensuing pressures imposed by all this data growth on capacity, scalability, and cost, we’re often led to believe that storage will take care of itself.

21st Century Reality

Thanks to new research by Vanson Bourne Ltd in a survey commissioned by Red Hat, we’re beginning to see mounting evidence that denying the critical role of storage in “sexy” solutions spanning physical, virtual, private cloud, container, and public cloud environments is like sequestering the unabashed observers of the masquerading naked king. Indeed, today’s solutions require the agility to access data from anywhere, anytime, on any device, the flexibility to store data on-premises or in the cloud, and advanced data protection that provides integrity and high availability at very large scale. All of these are core deliverables of software-defined storage. And while it would be presumptuous to believe storage alone can solve all these data challenges, it’s naïve to think that they’re solvable without it.

Read the entire article here, The Emperor Has No Clothes – Disrobing the Myth of Storage Window Dressing

via the fine folks at Red Hat.

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