Storage Transformation Journey Is Well Under Way

By Michael Vizard

With massive shifts in how storage is managed inside the data center, virtual SANs and storage virtualization are at the top of the data storage management priority list, according to a survey of 477 IT professionals conducted by DataCore Software, a provider of storage management software. However, as far as other technology categories are concerned, most IT organizations appear to be still evaluating their options, especially when it comes to public clouds and hyperconverged systems. Also, the survey finds that although there is a lot of adoption of flash storage already, the amount of data residing on these systems, versus traditional magnetic storage, is still relatively small. Put it all together, and it's clear that storage in the data center is evolving fast, but solution providers across the channel should note that the transformation to software-defined storage (SDS) is happening at a deliberate pace that is more characteristic of an extended journey rather than cataclysmic event.

This article was originally published on 2015-05-27