Garbage Collection – Implementing a Multi-Vendor Storage Strategy

Garbage Collection – Implementing a Multi-Vendor Storage Strategy

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Garbage Collection – Implementing a Multi-Vendor Storage Strategy

 

In this podcast, Chris and Martin discuss the issues in designing and implementing a multi-vendor storage strategy.  The discussion covers whether any one vendor can provide all of today’s storage products and who multiple vendors can be used to deliver a single requirement.

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  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:00:45 – A look at the market – product categories
  • 00:01:30 – Vendor Roundup
  • 00:03:20 – The product overlap problem
  • 00:05:30 – Is storage unique in the data centre?
  • 00:06:30 – Data Gravity
  • 00:07:00 – Why do people change vendors?
  • 00:07:50 – tension with procurement and finance!
  • 00:08:10 – the pressure to dual source
  • 00:09:10 – are storage products so similar that price is the only factor?
  • 00:09:50 – Bidding vendors against each other
  • 00:10:00 – Designing to enable multi-vendor deployments
  • 00:10:20 – Have we run out of features to implement?
  • 00:12:10 – Perhaps storage is “feature complete”.
  • 00:13:00 – trading of features for vendor lock=in
  • 00:15:00 – returning to virtualisation
  • 00:15:50 – the need for standards – or not?
  • 00:16:30 – CDMA and SNIA, how “consumable” were the standards?
  • 00:17:00 – lack of adoption of SMI-S monitoring.  Too hard?
  • 00:18:00 – Functionally rich GUIs
  • 00:19:00 – The rise of storage APIs
  • 00:19:30 – How to move data – abstraction/virtualisation still being done?
  • 00:20:40 – Logical Volume Managers for migration
  • 00:21:49 – interoperability issues with multiple vendors
  • 00:22:34 – Replication between platforms? or vendors?
  • 00:23:00 – the effect of multi-vendor on TCO
  • 00:24:00 – making everything look the same
  • 00:24:26 – The rise of multi-vendor storage managers
  • 00:25:30 – Multi-vendor – who do you call for support?
  • 00:26:18 – Hyper-converged trying to fix the storage problem
  • 00:26:39 – the complexity of file migrations and management
  • 00:28:30 – multiple object stores and managing data searches
  • 00:29:00 – S3 Tests – we need a proper tool!
  • 00:30:00 – Procurement and legal issues
  • 00:31:00 – Summing up – what could make things really multi-vendor?
  • 00:32:19 – IBM, EMC ViPR (CoprHD) and NetApp Data Fabric
  • 00:34:30 – Tiers of storage managers
  • 00:35:00 – We’re all going to the cloud
  • 00:35:39 – Death of the storage admin
 
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