Storage is too expensive and too complicated. The source of these problems is storage sprawl. Most organizations have five or more storage systems to support their workloads. Storage consolidation is the answer, but most attempts have failed.
This whitepaper discusses why storage sprawl is happening, why other attempts at consolidation have been short-lived, and what storage vendors need to do to address the challenges facing a multi-use case storage solution to provide IT with a practical cost-effective solution that can consolidate storage permanently.