Contributed by Tonian
Today, organizations of all sizes face data management challenges. Not only is the amount of data growing exponentially, but much of it exists in non-traditional – and non-relational – forms. According to IDC Research, by 2013, 90 percent of this information will be unstructured data like digital video, sound files, and images – all of which are extremely difficult to search and retrieve.
Not only does this make it difficult for IT departments to manage, but all of this data bogs down the performance of mission-critical applications, which can be a deal-breaker for many organizations that require highly available applications or have SLAs tied to performance.
For system architects and IT professionals the question remains: How can we architect and scale storage to keep pace with ever-changing data management requirements?
For organizations looking to scale their storage and continue to provide business continuity for their most vital applications and systems, pNFS can be an effective approach. Offering all the advantages of parallel storage, pNFS easily scales to many servers while still preserving overall performance, reliability and accuracy.
As a result, pNFS provides the right storage architecture that allows for the easy expansion of capacity while improving the organization’s ability to access, manage, and use data its data to its full disposal.