2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage

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Emerging storage hardware and software enable I&O leaders to lower acquisition costs per terabyte and improve manageability. In addition to focusing on agility, automation and cost reductions, IT leaders should address the cultural changes and skill set shortages caused by digital business projects.

Key Findings

  • Vendor consolidation continues in the storage and hyperconverged integrated system market, causing reassessments of vendor relationships, cost impacts and potential solution switches.
  • New storage initiatives focus on the need for agility, automation and cost reduction, as evidenced by the high adoption of solid-state arrays and HCIS, along with increasing interest in software-defined storage and drastically simplified integrated backup appliances.

Calsoft Whitepaper: Software Defined Storage-Quality Assurance

The key objective of this paper is to illustrate how to carry out quality assurance for a software defined storage, which comprises not only feature testing, performance testing, system testing & regression testing; but in parallel also to help understand the various testing tools, needs & available options for automation.

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  • Cloud storage continues to be a polarizing practice, with business more optimistic and IT more cautious, resulting in clashes and conflicts between tactical decisions and strategic movements.
  • Digital business and other new business initiatives often require changes in the culture between business units and IT operations; this highlights the challenges of skill set shortages in such areas as the evaluation and management of IT service providers.

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