Ten Things You Need to Know About Software-Defined Storage

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Cutting through the double talk

What should users do to see through any vendor doubletalk?

Greg Schulz, an analyst with StorageIO Group, advises users to ask the vendors what it is that they do without using the term software defined. Is it about enabling what the customer has or is about to acquire? Or is it about a way to get some new or yet another piece of technology in the door?

"When the vendor says that they are enabling management, have them articulate what it is and in what context that they are managing," said Schulz. "See if they can explain it sensibly on the back of a paper napkin."

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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