Scale-Out Storage Market Forecast 2010-2015
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Overview: The core architecture of external storage solutions have gone largely unchanged for the past 20 years. Until recently, scale-out storage was a solution for niche markets. It has been tucked away in an IT corner, mostly used in HPC, scientific computing, and media and entertainment environments. A good deal of data center spending was put on hold, recently there has been uptake in scale-out storage, but adoption was clearly hampered by IT budget pressures. Now, with a healthier data center spending environment, users are beginning to invest again but are more focused on taking a serious look at technologies that can bring higher levels of operational efficiency to their IT operations.