70’s – 80’s
Client Server Era
[Based on a Gartner Study]
2010 IT budgets aren’t getting cut..
..but CIOs expect their spend to go further.
• #1 Priority is Virtualization
• #2 is Cloud Computing
A NEW ERA OF COMPUTING
HOW ABOUT NOW..
“..YOU TALK ABOUT
HOW DO WE STORE IT TODAY?
NOT THIS EFFICIENTLY
STATE OF THE ART DENSITY
3TB DRIVES AT 15 PER RU
529,101 42U CABINETS FOR A ZETTABYTE
DATA IS OUTGROWING NETWORK
1 PETABTYE OF DATA TAKES OVER 10 DAYS TO MOVE..
..ON A 10 GIGABIT NETWORK!
With the cost to store data approaching zero...
...we're ending up with digital Hoarders™.
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN
DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD
If we stored all of the global data as “an average” enterprise..
..it would take..
..38.5% of the World GDP!
EFFICIENT STORAGE IS KEY
ITEM MONTHLY FIGURES
ENTERPRISE AVGERAGE STORAGE COST $1.98 PER GIGABYTE
WORLD GDP $5.13 TRILLION
COST TO STORE A ZETTABYTE $1.98 TRILLION
MOST DATA IS AT REST
STORAGE I/O IS EXPENSIVE
ADVANCED FEATURES ARE EXPENSIVE
USE HYBRID DATA STORAGE
Distributed, REST-based API, No central database
Hardware agnostic - commodity hardware, RAID not required
Account/Container/Object structure (not file system, no nesting)
Replication (N copies of accounts, containers, objects)
Data distributed evenly throughout system
Scalable to multiple petabytes, billions of objects