Part 1: The economics of scale-out storage: Capital costs

Looking to build a business case for deploying scale-out storage in your organization? Explore the many capital cost advantages of scale-out storage in this webinar, part 1 of a series on the economics of scale-out storage, featuring CloudPulse Strategies analyst Sam Charrington.


How scale-out storage affects your bottom line

Scale-out storage technologies like Red Hat® Storage have rapidly gained popularity over the past several years, successfully crossing the chasm from niche technology to mainstream enterprise solution. As this shift occurs, more enterprises want to understand the advantages of the newer technology when it comes to the storage of exploding amounts of unstructured data.

Many have explored the advantages of scale-out storage from a technology perspective. But few have taken on this challenge with a focus on the bottom line. Until now.


Date: June 14, 2012

  • 18:00 UTC / 2 p.m. (New York) / 8 p.m. (Paris) / 11:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical


Sam Charrington Principal analyst, CloudPulse Strategies
Tom Trainer Product marketing manager, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat

About Sam Charrington: Sam Charrington is an analyst, advisor, and consultant focusing on cloud computing and big data. As the principal of CloudPulse Strategies, he works with technology executives and end users to drive understanding and adoption of cloud and big-data technologies. Sam has been an active speaker and author on cloud and big-data topics since “the beginning” as an industry advocate, commentator, and participant. In 2008, he co-founded CloudCamp, a global network of unconferences where early adopters of cloud-computing technologies exchange ideas. Find Sam on Twitter at @samcharrington, on the web at, and he writes about cloud and big-data-related topics for Read Write Web.
About Tom Trainer: Prior to Red Hat, Tom was an independent storage analyst. He has also held positions such as managing senior partner at the IT analyst firm Evaluator Group, and director of marketing at Gluster, EMC, HDS, and NAS pioneer Auspex during his career in IT.

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