Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out: How Should You Scale Your Storage System?

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Matt Ashton, Technical Marketing Engineer, Qumulo

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Scalability is a must-have for any IT environment. This is especially the case where storage is concerned. Between all the files, photos, and videos, the average firm has more unstructured data than it knows what to do with. Clearly the importance of scaling up to meet increasing storage demands can’t be debated. What can and has been argued to great length is how to go about it. Should we scale up, or scale out? Should you stick to the tried and true method of just adding disks to your arrays ("scale up") or look at software-based systems that can cluster multiple storage servers together over the network ("scale out")? Who's actually using these solutions and when does it make sense to go with one over the other? Watch this video and get clear on the pros and cons of these two distributed storage solutions.

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