A service provider’s perspective: scale-up vs. scale-out

Market trends have driven the need for scale-out storage architecture

Published September 2017

For the service provider, one of the foundational tenets of the web-scale next generation data center (wNGDC) is that of using scale-out based architectures. This principle is particularly pertinent to storage arrays where the concept of an elastic, scale-out topology is positioned to become the predominant architecture used in service provider cloud infrastructure deployments.

The ability to offer seamless, transparent resource expansion without the cost and complexity of traditional infrastructure migrations adds significant value to the service provider in terms of both topline revenue generation and cash-flow optimization.

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