Takeaway: Unified storage is one of the most versatile platforms for IT environments today. In this post, Rickatron discusses what features need to be in unified storage today.
I’ve written a number of times that I have come to like unified storage systems, including recently where I point out that unified storage shouldn’t be overlooked. Unified storage does multiple tasks in one controller and software suite. Historically, unified storage meant that a product does both block and file storage protocols. This would include things like Fibre Channel and iSCSI block storage protocols being delivered from the same controller that also delivers SMB (or CIFS) and NFS storage resources available as network storage protocols.