Great Storage Debate: Hyperconverged vs. Disaggregated vs. Centralized

Presented by

Christine McMonigal, Intel; John Kim, NVIDIA; Walt O'Brien, Dell; David McIntyre, Samsung

About this talk

In the ongoing evolution of the datacenter, a popular debate involves how storage is allocated and managed. There are three competing visions about how storage should be done; those are Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Disaggregated Storage, and Centralized Storage. IT architects, storage vendors, and industry analysts argue constantly over which is the best approach and even the exact definition of each. Isn’t Hyperconverged constrained? Is Disaggregated designed only for large cloud service providers? Is Centralized storage only for legacy applications? Tune in to debate these questions and more: • What is the difference between centralized, hyperconverged, and disaggregated infrastructure, when it comes to storage? • Where does the storage controller or storage intelligence live in each? • How and where can the storage capacity and intelligence be distributed? • What is the difference between distributing the compute or application and distributing the storage? • What is the role of a JBOF or EBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash or Ethernet Bunch of Flash) in these storage models? • What are the implications for data center, cloud, and edge? Join us for another SNIA Networking Storage Forum Great Storage Debate as leading storage minds converge to argue the definitions and merits of where to put the storage and storage intelligence. After you watch the debate, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/3kcAwA3

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