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March 2016

Does a proprietary solution automatically mean vendor lock-in?

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The dread of any IT manager is in making a significant purchase of hardware or software to then find that they are ‘locked in’ to one supplier. Analyst Clive Longbottom asks whether this is still the case.

Table Of Contents

  • The pool of resource provided by the server cannot be infinite – there will still be a physical ceiling in the amount of work the virtual platform can carry out, and it is the same with networks
  • Storage remains the core bottleneck for many organisations, and the need to deal with growing volumes of different data has lead to the understanding that flash storage provides a better approach to mixed, real-time storage workloads
  • Yet, far from commoditising, the world of storage is moving towards a raft of different approaches – and it is here where intelligent approaches are needed to relieve the storage bottleneck

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