Jun2017

Software-Defined Storage Research Released

We have finally released our Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Coverage Report. The first of the SDS reports covers ioFABRIC, Hedvig, and DataCore products. The coverage graphs show these vendors’ product suites along multiple axes. While we do not draw any specific …
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May2017

Software-Defined Storage for Containers Ignores Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) within the container realm often ignores storage itself. In essence, the SDS platform assumes some chunk of storage is mapped to a container host. Then, it takes over from there. SDS for containers is the orchestration through …
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Oct2016

Software-Defined Storage or Data Services

Software-defined storage (SDS) is about data services. Many think it is about automating storage. Yes, I can see that, but it is about what storage can deliver. So, what is the basis for SDS? There are four critical components. These …
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Mar2014

Software-Defined Storage (SDS): What Is It?

Recently, Nutanix got awarded a key patent for software-defined storage, and it got me thinking, “What is SDS?” Well, to me, one key aspect of SDS is the fact that it is hardware agnostic. Therefore, by default, Nutanix is not …
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