Open storage is 'only way forward'

The chief executive of Data Core Software thinks storage needs to catch up and become more open.

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Open is the only way forward for storage, according to the chief executive of Data Core Software.

George Teixeira told IT PRO that although everything else seems to be moving towards open source, storage seems to have been left behind.

He said: "It has already been proven that open is the way forward in other parts of the IT industry so why is storage different?"

"The storage business is the last bastion to move to open as people are reluctant to move their core data away from trusted companies like HP or IBM."

The chief executive added that customers are being taken for a ride.

He said: "All storage uses disk drives, why can someone like EMC charge ten times more for it? Every vendor is an island at the moment, wanting to keep it all for themselves. We need to open this up because there is only so long it can last."

Data Core has just launched a new advanced site recovery (ASR) solution letting disaster recovery be spread over many smaller sites, be it on physical or virtual machines.

ASR implementation from its partners will be available from the beginning of June starting at $20,000 (13,178) across two sites.

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