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From the beginning, there has been confusion surrounding cloud storage, mostly around the definition.
NAS and file virtualization can play a critical role in virtual server environments, file services, data protection, archiving, and high-performance computing.
SAN performance and management tools from disk array vendors fail to provide the requisite heterogeneity, metrics, and interoperability to enable SAN managers to effectively manage performance.
As virtualized environments grow, administrators need deeper visibility into their SANs.
Snia Of Storage
The Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) and Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard promise to lift the concerns and confusion around cloud storage.
Advantages of the Mini-SAS High Density (HD) interconnects include denser cabling, longer cable distances, improved management, and more.
Many cloud storage providers have conducted surveys designed to gauge end-user interest in hosted (external) cloud storage.