Ten Things You Need to Know About Software-Defined Storage

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Fake branding

As always happens when a heavily hyped term hits the market, some companies quickly change the name of their product to make it fit the latest buzz term. The product is no different, but its name has been altered to sound more current.

"Some vendors will continue to reposition their older/existing offerings as SDS," said Srivastava. "Customers are growing wary of old/existing products re-branded as software-defined."

Will 2014 be the year of software-defined storage (SDS)? Amitabh Srivastava, President of EMC’s Advanced Software Division certainly thinks so. But he calls on enterprises and service providers to force clear definition of the term so that everyone is on the same page. Drew Robb takes a closer look at 10 things you need to know about software-defined storage.

Originally published on InfoStor.

 

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