Bill Mottram of Veridictus Associates talks about Commodity-based Clustered Storage.

SMBs have less capital to invest. With less to spend they need to get more out of their budget dollar. Faced with the realities of limited staff, expertise and finances, an SMB is challenged with finding a storage solution that is cost effective, easy to implement, manage, maintain and one that will do the job. They are looking for scalability and flexibility to meet future as well as current requirements.

So with that in mind what are SMBs looking for in a storage solution? What would characterize an ideal SMB solution?