The Changing Face of Scale-out Network-attached Storage

The Changing Face of Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage|The Changing Face of Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage

June 19, 2011

The face of network-attached storage (NAS) is changing. Enterprise IT shops are increasingly seeking out the latest wave of scale-out network-attached storage systems that better support file I/O-intensive applications and scale to multipetabytes of data under a single system image. Meanwhile, small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are contemplating testing cloud-based file storage.

In this podcast interview, Terri McClure, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, shares her predictions that the majority of data storage will be scale-out within a few years and that the cloud is rapidly emerging as a NAS tier. Read the transcript below or download the MP3.

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