Software-Defined Storage: Driving a New Era of the Cloud

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The SDS evolution

Moving storage services into a software layer that can run on standard server instances, both on-premise and in the cloud, eliminates silos and better supports the scale and speed needed in today's business environment. As forward-thinking enterprises increasingly tap the power of SDS solutions to span workloads across data centers, as well as public cloud resources, they will be able to centrally manage data and deliver the performance, data protection and SLA management required by business-critical applications.

Data management challenges have significantly slowed adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise, with relatively few enterprises having adopted cloud computing for core workloads outside of a few SaaS use cases like email or customer account management. There are several reasons for this, but meeting data management requirements of business-critical enterprise applications remains a primary challenge on many cloud platforms.

Software-defined storage (SDS) can help meet the performance, scalability and availability requirements for these applications. In this slideshow, software-defined storage specialists from Sanbolic take a closer look at the data management elements that are driving a new era of cloud computing.


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