Data is growing at explosive rates in today’s business and has become the most valuable corporate asset, challenging today’s data centre managers to effectively store and protect data whilst enabling fast, secure access. Big Data and ever increasing data stores are increasing demands, giving way to new technologies and SAN designs using switched IP networks that provide increasing levels of manageability, interoperability and cost effectiveness. As 10 Gigabit Ethernet becomes increasingly popular for providing an open, standards based data centre infrastructure to support multiple technologies, leveraging IP and Ethernet for storage is a potential progression that is driving evolving storage technologies. It’s important for data centre managers to understand the variety of storage architectures available, allowing them to make an informed choice, depending upon their specific needs.
‘Storage solutions are plentiful, and there is no one size that fits all for today’s data centres,’ said Higbie. ‘Whilst fibre channel remains the predominant SAN technology, Ethernet has some advantages, such as speed, support for switched fabric topologies, interoperability and management. As a result, newer storage technologies like fibre channel over Ethernet and SCSI over IP are worth examining.’
In addition to examining the evolution of storage technologies and evolving standards, this webinar will also provide a question and answer session for participants to interact with the presenter.
To register for the free 2nd October webinar, ‘Data Centre Storage Evolution’, visit: www.siemon.com/webinars. Anyone who registers for the event will gain access to the Siemon white paper of the same name. All Siemon webinars are archived, so participants may select and review previously recorded sessions at any time.