Independent Multi-vendor Storage Infrastructure Review

Storage is at the heart of the modern virtualised datacentre and unlike servers, which do not differ significantly from vendor to vendor, there are major differences between storage platforms. It is therefore difficult to determine which is the most suitable platform for a given organisation, particular as every week there seems to be a new storage start-up offering something to challenge the established players.

Due to the tremendous growth in data within most organisations lowering storage TCO is becoming key, but at the same time increased performance, reliability and availability are required. The good news is that increased competition is driving costs down and value for money up.

VMware is also beginning to make a big move into software-defined storage solutions – with on-premise technologies like Virtual SANvSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection, and hybrid-cloud solutions such as vCloud Air Disaster Recovery they are providing customers with even more options.

Our Independent Multi-vendor Storage Infrastructure Review provides you with an efficient way to gain a detailed understanding of the genuine strengths, weaknesses and suitability of many of the leading storage platforms including those from EMC, HDS, and NetApp, along with VMware’s software-defined solutions.

Topics covered by the review include:

  • Storage – Hyper-converged, Flash, Efficiency, Block, NAS, Object
  • Availability – DR, Continuous Operations, Non-disruptive Operations
  • Data Protection – Backup and Recovery, Snapshots, Archiving
  • Data Security – Encryption, Compliance, File Sync and Share
  • Management – Automation, Monitoring and Reporting, Branch Offices

What you will receive:

  • A summary of your Storage, Data Protection and DR infrastructure
  • Insight into your storage infrastructure performance
  • Solution options that are relevant to your requirements
  • Solution budgetary costings if required
  • An opportunity to have a follow-up presentation

The review will be undertaken by one of the SNS Tech Team’s experienced storage consultants and is free of charge. If you think this service could be of value to your organisation please e-mail us at info@snsltd.co.uk or call 01932 593943.

Related Posts

  1. Comparing EMC, HDS and NetApp storage arrays – Part 1 (Block Features)
  2. Comparing EMC, HDS and NetApp storage arrays – Part 2 (NAS Features)
  3. What are the pros and cons of Software-Defined Storage?
  4. Storage Vendor Comparison Seminar now available

[17/09/14 – Added details on VMware’s software-defined storage solutions]

Mark Burgess has worked in IT since 1984, starting as a programmer on DEC VAX systems, then moving into PC software development using Clipper and FoxPro. From here he moved into network administration using Novell NetWare, which kicked-off his interest in storage. In 1999 he co-founded SNS, a consultancy firm initially focused on Novell technologies, but overtime Virtualisation and Storage. Mark writes a popular blog and is a frequent contributor to Twitter and other popular Virtualisation and Storage blog sites.
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About Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess has worked in IT since 1984, starting as a programmer on DEC VAX systems, then moving into PC software development using Clipper and FoxPro. From here he moved into network administration using Novell NetWare, which kicked-off his interest in storage. In 1999 he co-founded SNS, a consultancy firm initially focused on Novell technologies, but overtime Virtualisation and Storage. Mark writes a popular blog and is a frequent contributor to Twitter and other popular Virtualisation and Storage blog sites.

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