The Parallel IO Revolution is Underway, Servers are the New Storage
Key Points Shaping DataCore’s Views in 2016
Parallel I/O software and multicore technology will transform IT productivity in 2016
The melding of the server and storage worlds along with advances in parallel I/O software will revolutionize business productivity and transform our industry. Similar to server virtualization, the impact will be dramatic. Here are some of the key points shaping DataCore’s views in 2016:
1. Servers are the new storage
A major transformation is underway as traditional storage systems are being replaced by commodity servers and software-defined solutions that can harness their power to solve the growing storage problem. Simply put, storage and data services will inevitably become yet another ‘application workload’ running on cost-efficient server platforms. This new wave of server-based storage systems are already having an impact. They are being marketed as server-SANs, virtual SANs, web-scale, scale-out and hyper-converged systems. However, when you look underneath the fancy marketing, they are pretty much a collection of standard off-the-shelf servers, flash cards and disk drives – the software defines their value differentiation.
Why has this change happened? Traditional storage vendors with specialized systems can no longer keep up with Moore’s Law and the pace of cost savings and innovations that generic server platforms can deliver. Dell buying EMC is indicative of the change and the need to merge the server and storage worlds to remain competitive. Parallel I/O software and the ability to harness multicore server technology will be a major game-changer in 2016. In combination with software-defined storage, it will lead to a productivity revolution and establish ‘servers as the new storage.’
2. Parallel I/O software and multi-core technology will revolutionize the IT world in 2016.
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