The Buyer's Guide to Primary Storage

In this buyer's guide to storage, Justin Warren seeks to step readers through the various data storage options available on the market and match them to common use cases. 

The guide divides the data storage market into four broad categories:

  • Traditional, 
  • All Flash, 
  • Hybrid and 
  • Server-SAN 

The buyer's guide also considers what storage mediums best suit a number of use cases including:

  • low latency VDI, 
  • OLTP
  • general purpose computing
  • capacity online storage
  • service provider requirements

Vendors featured include: 

  • Cisco
  • Coho Data
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • HDS
  • HP
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Nimbus Data
  • Nutanix
  • Pure Storage
  • Scale Computing
  • SimpliVity
  • Tegile
  • Tintri
  • VCE
  • Violin Memory
  • VMWare.

The handy matrix at the end of the guide will help you match your use case to the most appropriate storage for your needs. 

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