Services Oriented Storage
Source: Hitachi Data Systems
Connecting IT with business has been the mantra of IT organizations for many years. However, reality often finds the data center mired in redundancies and the proliferation of monolithic architectures and infrastructure. Progressive IT organizations have adopted a services oriented approach to managing core IT functions. Services are increasingly defined in user's terminology and the IT infrastructure needed to support those services is mapped and managed to Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Leading IT organizations are focused on dynamically provisioning and re-provisioning the entirety of the infrastructure (networks, servers and storage) using policy-based engines to ensure that "Gold" level services always meet their SLAs.