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Evaluating Scale-Up and Scale-Out Architectural Differences for Primary Storage Environments

Evaluating Scale-Up and Scale-Out Architectural Differences for Primary Storage Environments

This IDC Insight examines scale-up and scale-out storage architectures, highlighting recent evolution in each of these areas. This IDC Insight reviews the benefits each of these architectures offers as they evolve with particular emphasis on external enterprise storage solutions targeted for use in primary storage environments that leverage flash media.

This document is issued through IDC's Storage Systems service, which offers vendor share and technology analysis for storage solutions in both the personal systems and enterprise markets.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Taxonomy
Situation Overview
The Benefits and Evolution of Scale-Up Designs
The Benefits and Evolution of Scale-Out Designs
The Technology Refresh Process: Scale Up Versus Scale Out
Other Considerations
Performance
Data Resilience
Storage Efficiency Technologies
Agility
Fault Domains and Degraded Mode Performance
Cost
Netting It Out
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Figure: A Real-World Comparison of Scale-Up and Scale-Out Storage Solutions
Figure: The Two Main Technology Refresh Models in Enterprise Storage

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