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Designing Your Storage Cloud: 5 Architectures That Can Get You There


By Jerry Loscalzo


Not every company is ready for a storage cloud, but it’s an increasingly attractive option for IT shops looking to evolve towards the role of strategic service broker. The path is not always clear, though, and questions abound … How do you choose between private, public, or hybrid storage clouds? How well do your business requirements mesh with the technologies and services that are out there? How much of your existing environment can be retained in a cloud storage design?

HP cloud storage expert Jerry Loscalzo was at HP Discover 2012 in June, explaining how IT leaders can find the answers to these questions and many others about the storage cloud opportunity. In his session “Designing a Storage Cloud,” Jerry introduced the HP Storage Cloud Design Service and described five, no less, platform options to help address client requirements: 3PAR, X9000, Cloudpointe Connect, Fluid Operations, and Nirvanix.

If you missed Jerry’s session, check out the slides below to learn:

  • the promise of the public storage cloud}
  • how storage features compare across architectures
  • whether you’re ready for cloud.



For more on storage clouds, see Jerry’s blog Are you ready to design your storage cloud? Answer these 3 questions first


Learn more about HP Storage Cloud Design Service (PDF, 743 KB)


Read how HP helped one company provision storage up to 3 times faster (PDF, 376 KB)




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