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Hyperconvergence and Death of the Storage Array - Interop 2015


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Hyperconvergence and Death of the Storage Array - Interop 2015

  1. 1. Hyperconvergence and Death of the Storage Array Stu Miniman, Wikibon Senior Analyst Interop Las Vegas 2015   @stu  
  3. 3. Today’s Premise •  Why this isn’t hype-converged •  Is “IT simplicity” an oxymoron? •  Where are we on the journey? 3  
  4. 4. Quick Discussion of Terminology 4  
  5. 5. Server SAN hFp://     5  
  6. 6. SOLUTIONS   (typically  100s  apps)   HYPER-­‐OPTIMIZED   (limited  #  apps)   6  
  7. 7. Technology Pendulum Swings •  Aggregation/disaggregation, i.e., the new Mainframe •  Storage being pulled back into the server Source  hFp://   7  
  8. 8. The Architecture •  Scale out…Distributed Systems •  Standardized, yet flexible •  It’s all about software, still requires a fully tested stack •  Inside, Outside, Open and Choice •  Flash, cloud, containers and beyond 8  
  9. 9. Server SAN landscape (Hyperconverged) More  Hyperconverged  Players   More  coming…   9  
  10. 10. It’s a big enough umbrella… Meet most of the criteria, but purposefully not meeting all Scale-­‐out  All-­‐flash  array   SDN  meets  SDS  Data  Aware  Scale-­‐out  NAS   10  
  11. 11. CIO Challenges •  Budgets and headcount are flat •  Exponential growth in data and steady increase of new projects •  Competition from “the cloud” IT  simplicity  translates  into  agility  and  flexibility   11  
  12. 12. Your  Last  Refresh/Upgrade     Servers   Storage   Network   Backup   Get  off  the  hamster  wheel  and  into  the  infinity  pool!   12  
  13. 13. Changing Design Mentality 13 Traditional   Model   Hyperscale-­‐like  Virtualized   Hardware  resiliency   So_ware/applica`on  resiliency   Sta`c/fixed   Dynamic  update/change   Network   Bare  metal   PaaS   13  
  14. 14. Operational Impact Conway’s  Law   “Organiza(ons  which  design   systems  …  are  constrained  to   produce  systems  which  are  copies  of   the  communica(on  structures  of   these  organiza(ons.”     FEAR:  Does  the  new  model  =  less  jobs?   14  
  15. 15. Some  Final  Words   •  Friends  don’t  let  friends  build  new  data  centers   •  BoFlenecks  aren’t  eliminated,  they  are  simply  moved   •  Don’t  let  legacy  [infrastructure,  applica`ons  or  mindset]  hold  your   business  back   15  
  16. 16. Summary •  Server SAN architecture proven in hyperscale, early days in enterprise –  2014: ~ 600M hyperconverged; > $6B converged; > $1T IT •  Simplicity requires technology and people in sync •  Infrastructure serves your applications 16  
  17. 17. Questions? For more, get (mostly free) Research: Join  me  for  an  awesome  panel  discussion  on  Friday  at  9am:   Should  Your  Infrastructure  Look  Like                                            ‘s?   @stu