Hyperscaled Enterprise Storage

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Hyperscaler storage customers have always built their own storage systems from commodity components. Now enterprises are following suit, disrupting the traditional enterprise storage market. This paper explores that trend and highlights real-world methods enterprises are using to build their own hyperscale storage environments to ensure scalability, improve agility, avoid vendor lock-in and lower costs. This paper is the work of a joint effort by the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) and the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) committee. It includes results from a discussion with the head of a major global bank that is building its own datacenters and filing them with commodity components built into custom racks.