These storage solutions expect to help enterprises maintain business continuity by enhancing storage, consuming lesser power, and providing customized solutions for various application sectors, depending on their business requirements.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (technicalinsights.frost.com), Advances in Enterprise Storage Systems and Techniques, finds that the emergence of innovative technologies, combined with significant industry collaborative efforts, has provided the ongoing momentum for this industry. The boundaries of enterprise storage are widening mainly due to its fast adoption globally, which also helps keep the technology dynamic.
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Currently, only a handful of storage vendors can offer a comprehensive storage solution that enables compliance with standards, reduced downtime, cost containment, and provision of customized offerings.
Major vendors are continually coming out with innovations in storage solutions that improve performance, simplify complex management tasks, and increase availability of heterogeneous storage resources. This is making the task for end users very difficult, as they are unable to make a quick decision. In such a scenario, enterprises could defer their purchase decision by five to six years to fully understand the intricacies of the solutions.
The small- and medium-sized enterprises will be the most affected by the complexity of storage systems management and they are likely to come out with storage systems of their own. If that is not feasible, then they may strike a strategic alliance with larger enterprises to develop an effective solution.
The criticality of storage management solutions in data integrity, availability, and protection makes it a top priority in IT budgets.
“Recent trends in the storage enterprise and storage domain reveal that there is a rapid adoption of storage area networks (SAN) and many enterprises are looking to migrate toward a virtualized platform,” notes Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights Research Analyst Gaurav Sundararaman. “The industry also anticipates numerous emerging storage technologies to be applied to crucial application areas such as healthcare, banking, law firms, and information technology.”
Preservation of data integrity and privacy is more pertinent in verticals such as financial services and healthcare, which handle highly sensitive information. In fact, enterprises are subject to a new wave of regulatory compliance legislation, which directly affects the process of storing data. This trend has compelled storage vendors to devise solutions that are complaint with the protocols and standards set by bodies such as Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Although vendors make great strides in R&D, enterprises still have to use a suite of applications from a single vendor, since the low interoperability among systems prevents them from using products from different vendors. There is a possibility of vendors consolidating to resolve this issue. They will also have to consider the offer of lower-cost and greener storage devices to attract more users.
“Ensuring interoperability of diverse solutions is vital to provide enterprise users the ease of storage and help them leverage the benefits of the cost that they have invested in a solution,” notes Sundararaman. “It is also important to implement technologies that are based on open industry standards, as they will minimize interoperability concerns once enterprises expand their networks.”
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