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bytes are coming!
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gains critical mass
Five (semi) serious
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These
twelve storage startups offer new for 2016
storage startups
approaches to backup, virtualization, cloud,
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Nearly half using
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is in the cloud comingare you
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editors letter
Rich castagna
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Castagna: Five
(semi) serious

The future of
storage predictions
for 2016
Prediction #1: Contain thyself
Toigo: The zetta-
bytes are coming! storage in 2016 Dont blame those poor storage marketers for overworking
and overusing the word containertheyre really grop-
12 scintillating Its a new year and we couldnt ing for the latest, greatest buzzword now that virtual
storage startups
resist. These predictions will shake has lost much of its cachet. Thats because everything is
up the storage world in 2016. Or not. virtualized nowstorage, servers, networks, data cen-
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using terseven reality. So theres really nothing left to com-
sync n share pare virtual to. Virtual is in danger of becoming the new
For DR, think cloud
non-virtual until something even more virtual comes
along. Hey, maybe containers are more virtual than vir-
Snapshot 2: Some tual. In any event, get ready to be containerized in 2016.
companies lagging
with sync n share
as the calendar winds its way down to the end of yet And expect the future of data storage to include a good
another year, I take an oath that I will not (absolutely dollop of DevOps to accompany those containers along
Sinclair: Building not!) do one of those predictions-for-the-new-year col- with some Agile agitprop.
a modern storage
infrastructure
umns. And just moments laterthis happens every year
like clockworkI start to jot down some future of data
Matchett: storage-y things that I think might happen or maybe want Prediction #2: WHITHER NetApp?
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2016 predictions to happen. Not predictions, mind you, just sort of things Dell buys EMC. HP develops a split personality. IBM looks
that might happen to the cloud. And Western Digital has turned into a com-
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And since Im already in a free-fall slide down the slip- pulsive buyer of flash companies. What about NetApp?
pery slope of New Year predictions, Im not going to hold Lets face it, the last couple of years havent been kind to
back or play it safe. So, with my first prediction for whats NetApp with dwindling sales and the ever-imminent ar-
going to happen in storage in 2016, Im going to crawl way rival of an all-flash array thats getting to seem more and
out onto the skinny end of a limb and predict that youre more like a road company production of Waiting for Godot.
going to hear the word container a lot in 2016. By a lot, Even worse, with all those hip, young startups flashing
I mean constantly, without end, over and over again, until their solid-state wares, NetApp is beginning to look like a
your ears bleed. stodgy old grandpa in a cardigan sweater.

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Home So, my prediction for the future of data storage when host. With flash, we can add another media choice to the
Castagna: Five
it comes to NetApp is that 2016 will be business as usual, mix, but the considerations are still the same: match apps
(semi) serious even if that business is getting a wee bit smaller day by to the media that best serves them. So the hybrid vs. all-
storage predictions day. Theres been a lot of speculation about who would buy flash thing isnt really any kind of techno religious war, its
for 2016
NetApp, but the presumptive buyersIBM, Cisco, HP (or just a war of words among marketers that has managed to
Toigo: The zetta- even the new HP, the one with the E on the end)dont spin off its axis and into irrelevancy. Storage pros buy the
bytes are coming!
seem to be in the market for a traditional storage-only storage that will work best for them. Period.
12 scintillating company. In fact, I think the opposite might be true.
storage startups Maybe NetApp will try to buy its way out of the data
doldrums in 2016, possibly picking up Violin Memory or Prediction #4: Data protection
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using one of the newer, innovative startups like DataGravity or will actually get modern
sync n share Qumulo. The latter two might fit nicely; NetApp boasts You can say anything you want about cloud storage, how
For DR, think cloud
a legacy of being the main repository of file data and the its not safe for the corporate family jewels, how getting
new duo has developed some very interesting ways of stuff in and out is a pain, how it could fly in the face of
Snapshot 2: Some managing that data. [Editors Note: As we went to press, regulatory compliance, blah, blah, blah, but theres no
companies lagging
with sync n share
NetApps acquired all-flash array vendor SolidFire.] denying that cloud backupthe ageless ancestor of all
cloud storage servicesis finally having a profound effect
Sinclair: Building on data protection. Storage shops now see the impeccable
a modern storage
infrastructure
Prediction #3: A dash of flash logic behind using the cloud as a backup tier so that they
In 2015, the big debate related to storage systems was dont have to keep expanding the capacity of their backup
Matchett: which is bettera hybrid array or an all-flash array. I bet targets. As we look into the future of data storage, expect
Looking back on
2016 predictions youre tired of hearing that stuffa controversy almost to see more backup cloud-tiering options in 2016 as all the
exclusively concocted by some of those upstart vendors key backup hardware and software vendors build in links
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that sell only the all-flash variety. Before we had solid to cloud services.
state, you probably remember those famous 10K rpm vs. The concept of flat backups will gain steam in 2016,
15K rpm hard disk system controversies, right? Or maybe and in a throwback to CDP (continuous data protection),
youre waxing nostalgic about those knock-down, drag-out backup jockeys will learn to love the combination of ap-
battles between the DVD vs. CD-ROM camps, right? plication-consistent snapshots and remote replication.
Well, probably not, because those scraps never really Both of those data protection developments are pretty
materialized. Storage pros did the logical thing and chose cool, but the coolest thing by far is the rise of cloud DR
the media that was right for the apps and the data it would or DR as a service (DRaaS). This is the one area where its

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Home not taboo to use the words virtualization and cloud in Prediction #5: Same time, same place

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the same sentence, as those two techs have been paired As 2016 draws to a close, Ill swear on a stack of VMAX
(semi) serious to create the fastest, most-efficient method of disaster user manuals that I absolutely wont do another predic-
storage predictions recovery yet. tions column on the future of data storage. Then I will.
for 2016
And if thats not enough, its dirt cheap compared to Have a great 2016. n
Toigo: The zetta- most other alternatives. If youre not looking at cloud-
bytes are coming!
based DR now, put it on your 2016 to-do list. RICH CASTAGNA is TechTargets VP of Editorial.
12 scintillating
storage startups

Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using
sync n share

For DR, think cloud

Snapshot 2: Some
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building
a modern storage
infrastructure

Matchett:
Looking back on
2016 predictions

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storage revolution
jon toigo
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Castagna: Five
(semi) serious

The zettabytes
storage predictions
for 2016
mediumflash, disk, optical, tape and cloud storage

win unless
Toigo: The zetta- though this view is clearly in error. Clouds are a service
bytes are coming!
delivery model; they are not a storage technology in and
of themselves.
12 scintillating
As youve probably heard, data
storage startups What is really interesting is listening to cloudies talk
growth is totally out of hand.
about data burgeon. They are actually more concerned
Snapshot 1: But, there are options available
Nearly half using about it than are many private businesses I visit, probably
sync n share to beat the zettabytes. because they expect to catch more of the growth of zetta-
For DR, think cloud
bytes of new data on their chips and spindlesand maybe
cartridgesthan traditional business data centers.
Snapshot 2: Some A recent presentation by Microsoft provided a
companies lagging
with sync n share
back-of-envelope calculation on the state of storage and
analysts claim that the volume of data requiring safe the capability of the industry to handle the data deluge.
Sinclair: Building haven in business data centers will continue an upward With a production capacity of only about 500 exabytes per
a modern storage
infrastructure
trajectory that could decimate your storage infrastructure year, the speaker noted, flash memory would have neither
by 2020. According to industry watchers, 2009 saw the the capacity nor the cost metrics to store all the bits. Even
Matchett: creation of about one zettabyte (ZB) of new data. This vol- if disk manufacturers made good on the promise of 24 TB
Looking back on
2016 predictions ume climbed to 2.75 zettabytes in 2012, then on to about 8 HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording) drives by 2020
ZBs in 2015. Now, IDC and others are suggesting that be- or sooner, again, we would be looking at a capacity short-
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tween 20 and 60 zettabytes of new data will be created by fall and extraordinary cost to store the zettabytes of data
humans and machines by 2020. That will be a nightmare being created. The optical industry, despite Facebooks
for both private and public data center operators who have interest, might get us to a 1 TB BluRay disk by 2020and
not prepared for a Z-pocalypse. that is a stretch, as well as being very insufficient to meet
Some folks have been inclined to spin these projections the storage challenge.
to underscore the promise of, and to project a bright fu- Ultimately, Microsoft concludes, it will be up to tape
ture for, cloud storage services. In conferences and trade technology to shoulder the lions share of the storage of
shows, clouds are treated like a magical fifth storage all the new data.

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Home Really? We heard tape was a dead tech. month. However, if capacity is limited, there will probably
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Not so, says Microsoft be more money to be made by keeping supply limited and
(semi) serious Of the three industrial farmers of the cloud storage selling it at a premium to companies that can afford it.
storage predictions space, only Google has admitted to using tape in its in- Because of this, I seriously doubt that the cloud service
for 2016
frastructure. Microsoft talks very favorably about the providers are going to offer a magical answer to the issue
Toigo: The zetta- technology in its discussions of cloud storage at confer- of the growth of zettabytes of data we are facing.
bytes are coming!
ences, though they do not disclose the details of their
12 scintillating Azure storage infrastructure. Amazon, on the other hand,
storage startups seems to have the same allergy to tape that many busi- I seriously doubt that the
Snapshot 1:
nesses developed a decade or so ago. In 2015, they began cloud service providers
Nearly half using offering a strange disk-based appliance called Snowball are going to offer a
sync n share to collect terabytes (TB) of data for sneakernet delivery
to their storage cloud. Finally, a tacit acknowledgement
magical answer to the
For DR, think cloud
that networks provide neither the speed nor the capacity issue of the growth
Snapshot 2: Some to handle the transfer of that much data to or especially of zettabytes of data.
companies lagging
with sync n share
from the cloud!
Listening to cloud storage vendors discuss how they You will need a strategy of your own, home-grown and
Sinclair: Building will handle that many zettabytes of data (note: a zettabyte probably inclusive of heavy doses of tape archiving. The
a modern storage
infrastructure
is a billion terabytes) always requires what Hollywood time to get going on an archive strategy is right now and
calls the suspension of disbelief. Truth be told, there the good news is that there are numerous products for
Matchett: are serious questions that need to be asked by anyone file-system archiving to tapevia gateway appliances
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2016 predictions considering cloud storage. Some have to do with security that leverage Linear Tape File System and object storage
and cost, of course. But one also needs to wonder whether technologiesthat make it relatively easy to get your act
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the cloudies will simply give up on building the capacity together and win the war against zettabytes. n
that will be required to store all of the data produced from
2020 forward. Jon William Toigo is a 30-year IT veteran, CEO and managing
Yes, there is money to be made from storing as much principal of Toigo Partners International, and chairman of the Data
data as possible, even if it is only for pennies per GB per Management Institute.

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storage startups

Twelve startups
to watch in 2016
Caching, cloud backup, hyper-convergence
and object storage spawned startups in 2015. spurred by the growing complexity of storing and manag-

Here are 12 to keep your eye on. ing data, a rash of data storage company startups emerged
by Garry Kranz
in 2015 that use flash, disk and cloud storage to streamline
data mobility and management across storage tiers. Listed
alphabetically, heres our list of the top 12 storage startups
to watch in 2016.

ClearSky Data
Headquarters: Boston
CEO: Ellen Rubin
Flagship product: ClearSky Data Global Storage Network
Product launch: August 2015
Category: Cloud storage, primary storage capacity
optimization, tiered storage
Key feature: Integrates on-premises and data center
storage with cloud replication

ClearSky Datas mission is to help enterprise customers


shift more data to public cloud storage. Its distributed
caching software provides a tiered storage triumvirate:
branded appliances for on-premises hot data, ClearSky
data centers for the bulk of its storage, and backup data to
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Home the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud. The data simultaneously writing data to multiple nodes. Cohesity
Castagna: Five
storage company aims its global storage network at enter- bundles OASIS on a 2U appliance that serves as the build-
(semi) serious prises with at least 100 TB of primary storage. ClearSky ing block for a minimum four-node cluster of hybrid flash
storage predictions launched with regional point of presence data centers storage. Each node supplies up to 96 TB of hard disk drive
for 2016
in Boston, Philadelphia and Las Vegas and is poised to (HDD) storage and 6.4 TB of flash capacity. Cohesity data
Toigo: The zetta- expand to other metro markets. The flash-based appli- storage technology provides continuous snapshots and
bytes are coming!
ances replicate production storage via Gigabit Ethernet granular recovery point objectives.
12 scintillating to a ClearSky data center, which in turn writes data for
storage startups redundancy to a logical bucket of S3 object storage.
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using Datrium Inc.
sync n share Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.
For DR, think cloud
Cohesity CEO: Brian Biles
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif. Flagship product: Datrium DVX Server Flash
Snapshot 2: Some CEO: Mohit Aron Storage System
companies lagging
Flagship product: Cohesity Data Platform Product launch: July 2015
with sync n share
Product launch: June 2015 Category: Backup for virtual servers, solid state
Sinclair: Building Category: Backup, disaster recovery, cache appliance, storage network virtualization
a modern storage
infrastructure
copy data management Key feature: Flash management virtualization
Key feature: Converged secondary storage software for VMware
Matchett:
Looking back on
2016 predictions After helping usher in hyper-convergence as founder of Founded by former executives at data storage companies
Nutanix, Cohesity founder and CEO Mohit Aron set his Data Domain and VMware, Datrium gears its storage vir-
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sights on data convergence. The Cohesity Data Platform tualization platform mainly to VMware shops.DVX uses
consolidates fragmented secondary storage on a single host-based flash for persistent storage, centralizing stor-
appliance. Analytics, archiving and data protection work- age functionality within server cores. Datrium supports
flows can run on the Cohesity system while quality-of-ser- server-based enterprise SSDs or consumer-grade flash
vice (QoS) software prevents resource contention. The drives. Its DVX flash management software combines
system runs on Cohesitys OASIS (Open Architecture for RAID protection and data reduction on ESXi hosts. DVX
Scalable, Intelligent Storage) operating system, which in- communicates via a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) inter-
cludes the object-based SnapFS distributed file system for face with a 2U NetShelf appliance with up to 48 TB of

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Home nearline SAS disk capacity. Local reads are cached on sol- software abstracts x86-based server hardware, bare metal
Castagna: Five
id-state drives (SSDs) and sequential writes are directed and virtual machines (VMs) to allow data deduplication,
(semi) serious to NetShelf for high availability shared storage. NetShelf backup and replication to function the same way across
storage predictions acknowledges host-based writes to NVRAM. Replication, any data and application. A universal data model virtual-
for 2016
snapshots and data reduction are supported per discrete izes flash and disk storage with guaranteed service levels
Toigo: The zetta- virtual disk. Customers scale storage capacity by adding for data migration across different tiers. Unified data
bytes are coming!
flash to servers and scale performance by adding physical storage support includes block, file and object data. For-
12 scintillating hosts. mation Datas branded eXtensible Data Interface supports
storage startups data connectors for Amazon Simple Storage Service and
Hadoop Distributed File System.
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using
sync n share Formation Data Systems
Headquarters: Fremont, Calif.
For DR, think cloud
CEO: Mark Lewis Hedvig
Snapshot 2: Some Flagship product: FormationOne Dynamic Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
companies lagging
with sync n share
Storage Platform CEO: Avinash Lakshman
Product launch: September 2015 Flagship product: Hedvig Distributed Storage
Sinclair: Building Category: Storage network virtualization, Platform
a modern storage
infrastructure
unified storage Product launch: March 2015
Key feature: SaaS-based delivery model Product category: Cloud storage, data protection,
Matchett: for big data, object storage data reduction and deduplication, multiprotocol
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EMC and Hewlett-Packard vet Mark Lewis is taking Key feature: Virtualizes big-data database
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another shot at storage virtualization with Formation workloads
Data Systems. Rather than sell storage, Formation Data
is focused on virtualizing the storage infrastructure you Hedvig CEO and Cassandra database inventor Avinash
have in place. Formation Data is banking that its storage Lakshman has set a lofty goal for his software-defined
virtualization software-as-a-service platform will appeal to storage startup. The data storage company wants to pro-
enterprises running big data workloads and cloud-based vide storage ranging from server virtualization to cloud-
object storage. The software can handle primary storage, based commodity storage to virtualized big data database
secondary workloads and deep archiving. Formation One workloads. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform aims to

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Home turn commodity servers into petabyte-scale deployments is an 18U configuration that scales to 330 TB with 4 TB
Castagna: Five
of block, file and object storage. Hedvig replicates data HDDs. F2000 is rated for 500,000 IOPS and 7 Gbps of
(semi) serious between data centers and the cloud and has the ability to throughput, scaling to 576 GB of RAM and 38 TB of flash
storage predictions automatically recreate a failed node on a separate node cache. All Infinidat arrays support Fibre Channel and NAS
for 2016
within a cluster. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform with asynchronous replication.
Toigo: The zetta- supports iSCSI and OpenStack Cinder block access, NFS
bytes are coming!
storage and REST-based object access via OpenStack
12 scintillating Swift and Amazon S3 cloud compatibility. Built-in data
storage startups protection and data management includes asynchronous infinite io
replication, auto tiering, inline compression and dedupli- Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using cation, server-side caching, snapshots, thin provisioning CEO: Mark Cree
sync n share and wide data striping. Flagship product: NSC-110 storage controller
Product launch: June 2015
For DR, think cloud
Product category: Network-attached storage,
Snapshot 2: Some NAS hardware, NAS management, tiered storage
companies lagging
Infinidat Key feature: Moves storage function from network
with sync n share
Headquarters: Needham, Mass. into storage subsystem
Sinclair: Building CEO: Moshe Yanai
a modern storage
Flagship product: InfiniBox F6000, InifinBox F2000 Austin, Texas-based infinite io is trying to capitalize on
infrastructure
Product launch: April 2015 enterprises growing concern about managing larger and
Matchett: Product category: Networked storage larger concentrations of cold data. The NSC-110 is net-
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2016 predictions Key feature: Petabyte-scale unified SAN array work-based controller hardware that uses flash to accel-
with asynchronous replication erate the performance of local NAS storage.
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While virtual edge filers are not new, infinite ios con-
EMC Symmetrix inventor Moshe Yanai has a new enter- troller moves storage functionality from the subsystem to
prise SAN array platform with Infinidat. The InfiniBox the network. Once plugged into the wire, the NSC-110 sits
F6000 SAN array provides 2 PB of raw capacity in 42U in front of a NAS system, and uses an automated policy
of rack space and handles 750,000 IOPS with 12 Gigabit engine to move cold data from primary storage to lower
per second (Gbps) throughput. Three servers comprise a cost tiers or cloud storage. File systems or mount points do
single F6000 array containing 480 HDD, 3.2 TB of RAM not need to be added, and the application data path does
and 86 TB of flash. The InfiniBox F2000 midrange array not have to be changed. The infinite io controller handles

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Home short metadata requests in flash cache to boost application utilization and performance. DataSphere software is sold
Castagna: Five
performance. on a subscription basis as a physical or virtual appliance
(semi) serious to manage file, block and object data. Archiving and
storage predictions disaster recovery, data migration across tiers, improved
for 2016
application performance and load balancing are among
Toigo: The zetta- Primary Data projected use cases.
bytes are coming!
Headquarters: Los Altos, Calif.
12 scintillating CEO: Lance Smith
storage startups Flagship product: DataSphere virtualization software
Product launch: August 2015 Quobyte Inc.
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using Product category: Archiving and backup, disaster Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
sync n share recovery, file virtualization or NAS virtualization, CEO: Bjrn Kolbeck
For DR, think cloud
virtual backup, tiered storage Flagship product: Quobyte Software Storage System
Key feature: Intelligent data placement, scalability Product launch: July 2015
Snapshot 2: Some Product category: HPC storage, hybrid cloud storage,
companies lagging
with sync n share
Billed as scalable and storage-agnostic, DataSphere is multiprotocol or unified storage
designed to virtualize data across storage tiers under a Key feature: Proprietary parallel file system
Sinclair: Building global data space. Founders David Flynn and Rick White
a modern storage
infrastructure
are former data storage company executives at PCIe flash German-based Quobyte plans to open a Boston office in
pioneer Fusion-io, while Apple founder Steve Wozniak 2016 to market its software-defined Quobyte Software
Matchett: serves as chief scientist. Primary Data dynamically places Storage System. Quobyte uses a proprietary parallel file
Looking back on
2016 predictions data across shared networked storage and cloud storage, system (PFS) aimed at high-performance computing
based on user-defined automated service levels. (HPC), service providers and OpenStack deployments.
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Primary Datas out-of-band metadata engine fields Prior to launching Quobyte, founders Felix Hupfeld and
application requests and allows the data to be accessed Bjorn Kolbeck helped write the open source XtreemFS
with any storage. Software analytics monitor storage and also worked as storage engineers at Google. Quobyte

Primary Data dynamically places data across shared networked storage


and cloud storage, based on user-defined automated service levels.

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Home PFS combines provides highly scalable, fault-tolerant stor- and categorizes the blocks in its database and maintains a
Castagna: Five
age that runs on Linux-based servers. Quobyte supports separate set of metadata.
(semi) serious block storage, NFS, Hadoop Distributed File System/
storage predictions Spark databases, Amazon S3 and various OpenStack re-
for 2016
leases. Replication is included in the inaugural version,
Toigo: The zetta- with erasure coding, snapshots, encryption, compression Savage IO
bytes are coming!
and geographic replication on the roadmap. Headquarters: Fairport, N.Y.
12 scintillating CEO: Phil Roberts
storage startups Flagship product: SavageStor 4800
Product launch: July 2015
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using Reduxio Systems Product category: Cloud storage, disk arrays,
sync n share Headquarters: San Bruno, Calif. HPC storage
CEO: Mark Weiner Key feature: High-performance storage hardware
For DR, think cloud
Flagship product: Reduxios HX550 that runs on other vendors open storage software
Snapshot 2: Some Product launch: September 2015
companies lagging
Product category: Data reduction and deduplication, Savage IO takes a different approach than most soft-
with sync n share
data protection, disk arrays, solid-state storage technology ware-defined storage vendors. The data storage company
Sinclair: Building Key feature: Data recovery from any point in time does not provide storage management software of its own,
a modern storage
infrastructure
but focuses on high-performance commodity servers,
Built-in dataprotection is a key feature of Reduxios mid- storage and controllers that support other vendors storage
Matchett: range hybrid storage array. The systems BackDating fea- software. The SavageStor 4800 4U appliance targets HPC,
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2016 predictions ture enables end users to recover data from any point in big data analytics and cloud storage workloads. SavageIO
time. Unlimited snapshots and inline data deduplication designed it with dual 12-core processors and 512 GB of
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conserve space and provide historical tracking. The 2U memory, along with a high-speed backplane that com-
Reduxio HX550 array scales to 40 TB of raw storage with prises 12 dedicated SAS lanes with 1 or 10 GbE, InfiniBand
24 HDDs or HGST Inc. eMLC flash drives. By default, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet connectivity.
Reduxio writes deduplicated and compressed data to The SavageStor array is rated to handle up to 800,000
flash and keeps all active data on SSDs. Incoming data is IOPS. SavageStor supports up to 48 drives that can be a
broken into 8K blocks, with each block deduplicated and combination of SSDs, SAS and SATA hard disk, and four
compressed in a buffer before going to memory. Reduxio SSDs for caching. A single enclosure supports capacity up
provides a unique stamp to each block. It then virtualizes to 192 TB.

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Home Velostrata Inc. Velostrata keeps applications in local storage and sends
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif. only the data needed to boot a production VM as a tem-
Castagna: Five
(semi) serious CEO: IssyBen-Shaul porary cloud instance in Amazon Web Services. Velostrata
storage predictions Flagship product: Velostrata Cloud Edge appears as a virtual storage appliance managed in VMware
for 2016
Product launch: August 2015 vCenter. Conversely, the Velostrata software reimports
Toigo: The zetta- Product category: Hybrid cloud storage, virtual backup cloud-based data to local data center storage when a VM
bytes are coming!
Key feature: Streams VM workloads to cloud is decommissioned and retains a boot image should it need
12 scintillating while keeping boot images on local storage to be promoted into service again. Cloud Edge includes
storage startups QoS and read/write caching across multiple tiers. Cloud
Velostrata wants to remove the obstacles that prevent Edge pre-fetches application data based on historical ac-
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using enterprises from using hybrid cloud storage. Cloud Edge cess patterns. n
sync n share lets customers stream virtual machine workloads to the
For DR, think cloud
public cloud, yet retain on-premises control of their data. Garry Kranz is a staff writer in the Storage Media Group.

Snapshot 2: Some
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building
a modern storage
infrastructure

Matchett:
Looking back on
2016 predictions

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Nearly half of companies currently using file sync-and-share services

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Castagna: Five
(semi) serious
storage predictions
for 2016

Toigo: The zetta- D Does your company use any D Which of these public file sync-
bytes are coming!
file sync-and-share services? and-share services do you use?
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storage startups

Snapshot 1:
In-house 47%
file sync-
Nearly half using and-share Google Drive
sync n share service
Dont use 14%
For DR, think cloud
any file 46%
sync-and- 57% Dropbox
share
Snapshot 2: Some services
companies lagging Public
with sync n share 29% file sync- 27%
and-share Microsoft OneDrive
Sinclair: Building
service
a modern storage
24%

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D Percentage of respondents who plan to SugarSync
use Google Drive for file sync and share
3%
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in the modern IT world, data protection is an essential


requirement for delivering business continuity in an
IT disaster. Data is the lifeblood of all enterprises and a
valuable asset that requires having efficient processes in
place to ensure the business can access critical systems in
a timely fashion. The cost of downtime can be thousands
of dollars per hour depending on the type and size of the
organization.
Disaster recovery, or DR, was once seen as an all-or-
nothing scenariothe button was pressed because the
company had experienced a major disaster in its IT ser-
vices that were deployed on a monolithic infrastructure
such as the mainframe. The traditional DR model was

The real deal: based on tape backup, with secondary backup tapes stored
offsite. This model can incur significant downtime, as

Cloud DR
tapes must be retrieved before data and applications can
be restored. Organizations that required faster restore
times replicated data to in their own secondary facilities,
Cloud-based DR has emerged as an affordable, or used shared services offered by DR specialists that pro-
flexible method for providing application vided on-demand recovery capabilities. However, these
availability following a disaster event. models were very expensive.
By chris evans The Internet, virtualization and the evolution of public
clouds has provided a much more practical opportunity
for businesses of all sizes to implement a BC/DR plan
without heavily investing in additional data center space.
Operations can be moved to the cloud on demand as
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Home required, via a cloud-based disaster recovery service,
Castagna: Five
either in a controlled fashion or as part of an unplanned
Virtualization and the Internet have
(semi) serious emergency. As such, it is more appropriate to talk about
enabled applications to be mirrored
storage predictions business continuity as the process of ensuring IT services
for 2016 to the cloud with nothing more than a
are continuously available, with disaster recovery being few clicks of a mouse. Its never been
Toigo: The zetta- the process of migrating services to a secondary location. easier to protect your applications
bytes are coming! without a secondary data center.

12 scintillating
storage startups Cloud DR strengths
Today, applications are likely to be much more widely
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using distributed, running in virtualized environments or (in the business. This means meeting RTO (recovery time
sync n share the future) on containers. This has changed the backup objectives) and RPO (recovery point objectives) metrics
For DR, think cloud
paradigm and shops have more flexibility to recover all on an application-to-application basis. Depending on an
or part of IT services where required. With a cloud-based organizations specific RTO/RPO requirements, there are
Snapshot 2: Some disaster recovery service, businesses can: three main cloud DR models:
companies lagging
with sync n share
n Provide continuity for their operational services, n Data only. The DR process focuses on ensuring a backup
Sinclair: Building regardless of where they are delivered from copy of data is available on the cloud platform and rep-
a modern storage
n Perform tactical failover to secondary services in the resents the lowest level of recovery. This means protecting
infrastructure
event of a hardware or software failure in some (or all) data such as that sitting on file servers, including home di-
Matchett: of their IT systems rectories and shared folders. In the event of a disaster, the
Looking back on
n Perform controlled failover of workloads to enable data can be accessed from the DR location in the cloud.
2016 predictions
maintenance of other components such as the network Depending on the amount of data that must be restored,
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or the environmental infrastructure downtime can be significant and even require physically
n Migrate workloads to cope with unplanned shipping data back to the primary site on an appliance to
demand or growth restore.
n Test DR capabilities on demand with no impact

to the primary systems n Application-based. The DR process focuses on repli-


cating application data into the cloud to a secondary de-
Of course, the primary focus of BC/DR is to meet ployment of the application. Data is moved using native
the service-level agreements and objectives provided to application capabilities or a third-party product. Failover

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Home consists of repointing access to the application running in Internet with client-facing applications.
Castagna: Five
the cloud (typically through DNS changes). The secondary
(semi) serious application instance is running permanently in the cloud, n Network security. Data moving to the cloud will be out-
storage predictions receiving data on a periodic basis. side of the protection of the private network in the data
for 2016
center, so it must be encrypted in flight at a minimum.
Toigo: The zetta- n Virtual machine image.The DR process replicates an Compliance or other regulatory restrictions may require
bytes are coming!
entire VM image, including data, to the cloud. The VM data to be encrypted at rest when offsite. This can have
12 scintillating image itself is dormant (not running) until required, at implications on how applications are implemented onsite,
storage startups which point it can be powered up and accessed, typically to ensure that the encryption process does not interfere
through DNS changes. VM image backup can also be used with normal operations.
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using as a method of protecting physical (bare metal) applica-
sync n share tion deployments through P2V replication. n Network addressing. As application workloads are
For DR, think cloud
moved to the cloud, IP addresses will change. When pri-
mary and secondary application servers are kept onsite,
Snapshot 2: Some Cloud DR issues IP addressing can be managed relatively easily, either
companies lagging
with sync n share
Of course, moving to a cloud-based disaster recovery ser- through implementing a level 3 network between sites
vice has issues. Many of the following examples could be or by using routing. Moving an application to the cloud
Sinclair: Building experienced when deploying any DR system; however, will require changes to DNS (to point to the new server/
a modern storage
infrastructure
some are more particular to cloud deployments. data location) and modification to the application itself
in some cases.
Matchett: n Network bandwidth. Bandwidth is an issue from a num-
Looking back on
2016 predictions ber of angles. n Network latency. Running applications from the cloud
First, you must have enough throughput capability be- rather than onsite may cause performance problems due
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tween the primary site and the cloud to ensure data can to increased latency. This can occur if only part of a service
be replicated in a timely fashion without too much lag in is migrated into DR with issues experienced in intercom-
concurrency (which affects RPO). munication between on and offsite services.
Second, you need enough bandwidth available to recover
changed data back to the primary site once the DR issue n Licensing.DR instances of applications require purchas-
is over. ing licenses, depending on the terms of the application
Third, you must be able to access services from the cloud, vendor. These license options may be different for cloud
either from the internal business network or from the implementations or, in the worst case, not supported.

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Home n The cost of implementing DR will include pro-
Cost.

Castagna: Five
viding the cloud services, additional network capacity,
Despite the simplicity of cloud
(semi) serious licensing dedicated backup software and extra application
DR, there are challenges around
storage predictions licenses. All of these may vary depending on the way in
for 2016 networking, security, licensing and
which cloud DR is delivered. application design that may require
Toigo: The zetta- some upfront investment to use
bytes are coming! these new services.

12 scintillating Choices: DIY or buy?


storage startups Should you build the DR capability yourself or buy a
cloud-based disaster recovery service or product? Data
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using only-based DR can be implemented by copying data to a In a recovery situation, the cloud-based image is used to
sync n share cloud-based file service, or using products such as Acronis run the production service, following any configuration
For DR, think cloud
Cloud Backup or Zettas Data-Protect. amendments, such as setting IP addresses and matching
Application-based DR can be achieved by creating a to the DR hardware specification.
Snapshot 2: Some target virtual machine with a cloud service provider and With most block-based replication products, the cloud
companies lagging
with sync n share
implementing replication at the application level. Of image can appear to be a crash-consistent copy of the ap-
course, the IT organization will be responsible for ensur- plication that can subsequently require extended recovery
Sinclair: Building ing the DR VM image is suitably maintained (patched, up- on startup. This is where the ability to test the recovery
a modern storage
infrastructure
graded) to keep in step with the production deployment. image becomes critical. Testing means bringing up the
In addition, if failover is invoked, then the application application in an isolated manner in disaster recovery
Matchett: teams will need to be involved to move data back after a mode that allows integrity checks to be performed without
Looking back on
2016 predictions failover. Certain database-based replication products do impacting the production application.
not support incremental replication of data back to the
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primary database instance (even if they technically work).
VM replication provides the ability to move an entire Comparing cloud DR services
application to the cloud as a virtual machine. This is a good What should buyers look for when reviewing a cloud-
idea when there are complex application/server depen- based disaster recovery service? Here are a few pointers:
dencies, such as Microsoft SharePoint, as there is no need
to build and maintain a separate VM image. Products are How is the service charged; per TB of storage
n Cost basis.

available from vendors such as Zerto which integrate into or per VM? Are there additional charges for running in
the hypervisor and replicate all I/O to the cloud instance. DR mode?

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Home n Time limitations. How long can I run the service in DR A cloud-based DR service offers flexibility for provid-
Castagna: Five
mode? Are there any restrictions on how many systems I ing data protection to on-premises environments. As
(semi) serious can fail over? applications evolve, we will perhaps see the distinction
storage predictions between DR and dispersed applications start to blur, with
for 2016
n How does failback work? Can I incrementally fail back disaster recovery providing both application protection
Toigo: The zetta- to production (take back only the changes) or do I need and scalability.
bytes are coming!
to restore all my data? Whatever happens, the need to provide application
12 scintillating resiliency and data protection will always remain. n
storage startups n Does the service offer extended protection?If I am in
disaster recovery mode, can I also replicate my data to a
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using third copy until I return to production? Chris Evans is an independent consultant withLangton Blue.
sync n share

For DR, think cloud

Snapshot 2: Some
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building
a modern storage
infrastructure

Matchett:
Looking back on
2016 predictions

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Castagna: Five
Snapshot 2
Companies not using sync and share are taking their time to implement
(semi) serious
storage predictions
for 2016

Toigo: The zetta- D Does your company plan to start D What products did your company
bytes are coming!
using a file sync-and-share service use to create its internal file sync-
12 scintillating in the next 12 months? and-share system?
storage startups

Snapshot 1: Yes, a Syncplicity


Nearly half using public (formerly EMC) 21%
sync n share cloud file No
sync-and- plans
For DR, think cloud share at this IBM Connection 15%
service 11% time

Snapshot 2: Some
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building
a modern storage
11
Yes, an
internal
file sync-
and-share
8%
81% Code42

Commvault 9%
11%

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infrastructure
system AppSense 9%

Matchett: Acronis activEcho 6%


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+881s
2016 predictions
Novell Filr 5%
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Druva 4%
D Percentage of do-it-yourselfers who plan
to use Syncplicity for in-house file sync RES Hyperdrive 3%
and share
Egnyte 1%

* Multiple selections permitted

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Tomorrows
storage predictions
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When looking for speed to address the needs of low-la-

workloads need
Toigo: The zetta- tency and high-transactional workloads, the answer often
bytes are coming!
falls to solid-state storage. Whether the best product ends

smart storage
12 scintillating up being an all-flash array, a hybrid array, or a server-side
storage startups product depends on specific workload needs. And when it
comes to the challenge of scalability, file- or object-based
Snapshot 1: We frequently hear about modern
Nearly half using with scale-out architectures are often the answer. How-
storage infrastructure, but what does
sync n share ever, storage architectures that offer infrastructure flex-
that mean? And what should it mean?
For DR, think cloud
ibility and data intelligence are more likely to address
modern IT needs than data storage types that offer speed
Snapshot 2: Some or scale alone.
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building when researching storage demands with IT executives, Data storage types
a modern storage
infrastructure
one theme I commonly encounter is a desire to transition must grow with workloads
to a modern data storage architecture. Typically, when Different workloads have different storage requirements,
Matchett: I hear this, my immediate follow-up questions are, What and as those workloads evolve, storage must as well. The
Looking back on
2016 predictions do you mean by modern? and How will you know when optimal media or infrastructure types will likely change
you get there? over the course of datas lifecycle. Storage systems that of-
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With technology advancing rapidly, identifying the fer the flexibility to present consistent data access despite
data storage types that would comprise a modern storage these infrastructure changes simply offer the potential to
system may not be as easy as it used to be. These days, better tailor the product to the workload and therefore
the two parameters that dictate storage purchasing deci- offer more value. For example, off-premises public cloud
sions are typically speed and scale. So, depending on your storage offers different benefits than on premises, but
needs, simply upgrading to the next generation of storage keeping public and private storage types isolated limits
controllers or adopting the next advance of Fibre Channel the benefits that can be achieved as business and workload
bandwidth may not be good enough. requirements change.

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Home Often, data storage products that can abstract the un- fully abstracted from the underlying hardware. A couple
Castagna: Five
derlying storage infrastructure from the persistent data examples include Hedvig with its distributed storage plat-
(semi) serious management layer are referred to as software-defined form as well as Formation Data Systems FormationOne
storage predictions storage. The net result can be a storage system that in- Dynamic Storage Platform.
for 2016
corporates a wide variety of data storage types, such as,
Toigo: The zetta- on-premises solid-state, spinning disk on commodity
bytes are coming!
hardware, and even tape, as well as multiple types of New storage types offer
12 scintillating off-premises resources, while presenting a consistent level real-time data analytics
storage startups of data accessibility. In addition to infrastructure flexibility, the opportunity for
Its obviously difficult to predict the optimal storage integrated data intelligence has started to gain some trac-
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using media type for a particular workload 10, or even 5, years tion in the industry. Recently, data-aware storage players
sync n share from now. So, a storage software layer that offers the flex- Data Gravity and Qumulo have started to tout the benefits
For DR, think cloud
ibility to support a variety of data storage types translates of running real-time data analytics at the storage device
into greater value and should be a key consideration when level. In the case of Data Gravity, the system monitors data
Snapshot 2: Some selecting a storage architecture for your organization. as it is written to help identify compliance escapes or data
companies lagging
with sync n share
security gaps automatically. For Qumulo, insights are used
to help identify and resolve performance and accessibility
Sinclair: Building Vendors unveil storage tools issues in real time.
a modern storage
infrastructure
in quest for flexible infrastructure When designing a storage system for the modern data
In the pursuit of infrastructure flexibility, multiple es- center, speed and scalabilitywhile necessary consider-
Matchett: tablished and emerging storage providers are innovating. ationsare only part of the equation. The flexibility of
Looking back on
2016 predictions For example, infrastructure flexibility is a core tenet in data storage types that can incorporate a variety of on- and
NetApps hybrid cloud Data Fabric vision with its clustered off-premises resources both now and in the future, and
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ONTAP technology. EMC is discussing the next-genera- the intelligence to understand the data in real time are
tion data lake, which extends storage pools to include the quickly becoming factors that deserve an equal amount
public cloud and remote office resources with Isilon SD of consideration. n
Edge and Isilon Cloud Pools.
Meanwhile, a number of software-defined storage pro- Scott Sinclair is a storage analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group
viders are entering the marketplace with storage software in Austin, Texas.

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read/write
mike matchett
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Whats next for


storage predictions
for 2016
Another look at all-flash arrays vs. hybrids

storage in 2016?
Toigo: The zetta- I said all-flash arrays would start beating out hybrids
bytes are coming!
for tier 1 workloads. And, in fact, as flash gets cheaper
and denser and folks weigh the Opex of maintaining
12 scintillating Predictions on how storage techs will
storage startups mixed-storage environments, weve even seen all-flash
evolve in the upcoming year based on
arrays in use for tier 2 workloads. Taneja Group research
Snapshot 1: Taneja Group research.
Nearly half using conducted in 2015 showed enterprises have big plans to
sync n share migrate to flash across the board. But, I didnt call out what
For DR, think cloud
now seems obviousthat newly engineered hybrid arrays
would be designed for all-flash performance and still offer
Snapshot 2: Some intelligent auto-tiering to lesser media to optimize capac-
companies lagging
with sync n share
its hard to make stunning predictions on the future of ity and cost. I think well need to redraw category defini-
data storage that are certain to come true, but its that tions this year to help clarify if an array is an all-flash or full
Sinclair: Building time of year and Im going to step out on that limb again. flash-engineered hybrid, as opposed to just flash-capable
a modern storage
infrastructure
Ill review my predictions from last year as I goafter all, (i.e., you can stick in some SSDs).
how much can you trust me if Im not on target year after The reason I might have overlooked this a year ago
Matchett: year? (Yikes!) might have stemmed from something quite sillymany
Looking back on
2016 predictions Last year, I said the total data storage market would stay vendors have since told us they had to create an all-flash
flat despite big growth in unstructured data. Id have to say SKU and ship hybrid-capable arrays with all-flash in order
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that seems to be true, if not actually dropping. to be counted as performance tier 1 flash by some analyst
Despite lots of new entrants in the market, the average firms. So, even though they could combine comparable
vendor margin in storage is narrowing with software- performance with some cost-agility tiering, they wouldnt
defined variants showing up everywhere, open-source be presented and compared side-by-side with all-flash
alternatives nibbling at the edges, commodity-based ap- products. Thats just ridiculous. Valid storage comparisons
pliances becoming the rule, and ever-cheaper usable ought to be based on actual capabilities, performance and
flash products improving performance and density at the cost, not SKUs. All-flash products might generally still
same time. hold an edge on consistency and Opex and hybrids might

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Home kick back on Capex and agility, but lets at least make hon- unicorns, we should see some smaller players start to run
Castagna: Five
est comparisons. out of runway as we move into the future of data storage.
(semi) serious
storage predictions
for 2016
Server-side flash vs. shared storage Data protection joins storage
Toigo: The zetta- I predicted that the future of data storage would see more I predicted that we would see data protection features
bytes are coming!
practical server-side flash products including read- and getting baked into storage directly, and weve seen some
12 scintillating write-caching over shared storage. That happened and interesting examples in this area from HPE (between
storage startups vendors are now also including a server memory tier in 3PAR, StoreOnce and Data Protector) and Oracle (e.g.,
their schemes, as if flash didnt provide enough I/O boost. Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance). At the same time,
Snapshot 1:
Nearly half using In 2016, I predict that well see more amorphous offer- integrated, auto-tiered cloud back-ends are creeping out,
sync n share ings in which memory, local flash, intelligent adapters and but not heavily marketed yet as most vendors really dont
For DR, think cloud
remote scale-out storage all transparently work together want to cede business to the likes of Amazon. Interest-
as a single storage system, self-configuring and optimizing ingly, IBM and now Dell/EMC are heavily into their own
Snapshot 2: Some based on application QoS and capacity requirements. cloud services, but HPE switched gears on that front.
companies lagging
with sync n share

Sinclair: Building How many storage products are too many? Application-centric storage taking over
a modern storage
infrastructure
I hinted that there were too many storage products in the One of the bigger trends I predicted in the future of data
market without enough differentiation. This hasnt re- storage is well underway as we mark the broader move
Matchett: sulted yet in many vendor consolidation moves, although toward storage that is increasingly application-centric,
Looking back on
2016 predictions Id count EMC and Dell as a big one in progress. Also, HPE driven more directly by application needs than merely
seemed to throw down a gauntlet by creating a new en- consumed as generic block or file services. For example,
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terprise-focused organization with complete end-to-end every vendor is gearing up its VMware Virtual Volumes
products and services. This year, I wouldnt be surprised support that enables provisioning, operations and qual-
to see some additional big mergers and acquisitions, or as ity of service per virtual machine. Going further, we are
in HPEs case what I might call enterprise clarification. starting to see new data-aware storage offerings that use
NetApp seems vulnerable with everyone aiming at their extra metadata over block and file services to optimize
core NAS business, while IBM is on a warpath to ener- performance/capacity, track usage, support infinite ver-
gize its enterprise products. And even though (or maybe sioning or snapshots, and enhance security. Here is an easy
because) VCs seem desperate to find and fund potential predictionarrays will continue to get smarter!

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Home Re-defining software-defined and performance SLAs, migration/transitions, ensuring
Castagna: Five
I predicted a great future for software-defined products security or compliance, and so onwill become a more
(semi) serious and the hyper-converged appliances they enable. But I important investment consideration even among senior
storage predictions admit that the phrase software-defined has lost much of business and financial officers who traditionally only trust
for 2016
its importance as every marketing guru reasons that their Capex spreadsheets.
Toigo: The zetta- product includes software, so it must also be software-de-
bytes are coming!
fined. Still, our research shows that more than 30% of
12 scintillating enterprise respondents see hyper-convergence as their I will admit that the
storage startups future data center architecture. However, it wont be long phrase software-
Snapshot 1:
before those same marketing geniuses figure that their defined has lost much
product also uses compute, memory, and networking, so
Nearly half using
sync n share it must also be ultra-super hyper-converged.
of its importance.
For DR, think cloud
Finally, the obvious prediction I made about the grow-
ing success of private cloud storage is holding true. Some Heres why: Storage media prices keep dropping and ca-
Snapshot 2: Some of the top-selling storage products in 2015 are object stor- pacity efficiencies continue to evolve (e.g., inline dedupe/
companies lagging
with sync n share
age-based, benefitting greatly from private cloud-building compression). And IT is better tracking and exposing total
initiatives. In addition to inexorable Web-friendly appli- storage costs as they build their own clouds to compete
Sinclair: Building cation development, everyone also wants a corporate file with outside alternatives. The push to cloud computing
a modern storage
infrastructure
sync-and-share product, and many are moving up into has helped financial-minded folks get used to comparing
corporate big data lakes. ongoing cost structures instead of focusing on one-time
Matchett: investments. Also, as IT evaluates new storage products,
Looking back on
2016 predictions they are recognizing that the only way to do more while
Forecast looks bright for Opex running lean and mean is to demand increasing end-to-
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OK, so here is a new prediction on the future of data stor- end automation and built-in intelligence. n
age for 2016. The Opex of storageincluding provision-
ing, troubleshooting, maintenance, upholding availability Mike Matchett is a senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group.

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