Storage briefing: The evolution of software-defined storage

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The evolution of software-defined storage, from simple software products to those that offer scale-out, hyper-converged, NVMe, public cloud and container functionality

Software-Defined Storage -- Reading

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For those of you interested in software-defined storage, I wanted to point you to two pieces (written by me) that you might find useful. Understanding The DNA Of Software-Defined Storage". " The VMware Perspective On Software-Defined Storage ".

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Software-Defined Storage: What Does It Really Mean?

Data Center Knowledge

Looking to control your storage infrastructure? Want to expand your cloud and data center platform? Find out how software-defined storage can help. Storage software defined storage software-defined technologies

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.    The existing storage kit seems to be doing the job; why would we need anything radically different? When Will You Hit The Storage Wall?

As Software-Defined Storage Gains, is Physical Storage in Trouble?

Data Center Knowledge

Software-defined storage has created a lot of versatility for the modern data center - but what does it mean for traditional storage technologies? Cloud Computing cloud software defined storage Read More.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you''re involved with virtualization or any form of IT infrastructure, you''re probably paying attention to SDDC (software-defined data center) concepts, as well you should.  Now both networking and storage are approaching the same event horizon as server and compute did years before.  

Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In the early days of cloud, we were beset by competing (and confusing) definitions, often delivered with generous helpings of vitriol and rancor. When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic.

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I thought it fitting that I close out this series on software-defined storage with a bit of practical advice for those of you who are intrigued — and motivated — to move in this direction.    That’s to be expected: I remember the early days of cloud, big data, etc.

Software-Defined Storage — Obstacles And Challenges

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As we continue our series on software-defined storage (or SDS), I think it’s time to turn a critical eye on the current state of affairs, and be completely transparent on many of the obstacles and challenges that inevitably lie ahead. SDDC software defined storage

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. storage is part of my picture.??.

Introducing The Software-Defined Storage Series

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know my story:  I’m a storage geek at heart, I work for VMware, and I think the next big phase of this industry is software-defined storage. Related Stories The Future Of Storage Data Services. software defined storage

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc.   Certainly, putting flash storage on a PCIe card makes sense. 

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Go read the NIST cloud definition as an example of a once-vociferous argument whose time has passed. While certain aspects of software-defined storage (e.g.

Nexenta Announces Availability of Open Source Software Defined Storage Platform NexentaEdge

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At the Vancouver OpenStack summit software-defined storage company Nexenta announced the general availability of its NexentaEdge Block and Object Storage platform and a strategic alliance with Canonical and its Ubuntu OpenStack. Cloud Computing Enterprise Storage nexenta software defined storage

IBM’s Watson Behind Software Defined Storage Offering

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IBM plans to offer Elastic Storage as stand-alone software as well as a cloud offering through the SoftLayer platform Read More. Cloud Computing IBM Storage

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Dell to Ship Servers With Scality’s Software Defined Storage

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Firms partner to enable cloud-style object storage in enterprise data centers Read More. Blades Dell Infrastructure Storage Virtualization

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Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.    The existing storage kit seems to be doing the job; why would we need anything radically different? When Will You Hit The Storage Wall? Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall. 4 -- Storage now includes servers.

SwiftStack Gets $16M to Make Open Source Software-Defined Storage Easy for Enterprises

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Based on OpenStack Swift, the startup''s platform uses software to pool disparate storage resources across multiple data centers into a single centrally-managed object store Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Featured Storage

Nexenta to Bring Containers into Software-Defined Storage Fold

Data Center Knowledge

Joins Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, integrates with Kubernetes Read More. Storage Technology

Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At one time, almost all storage was directly attached to servers.    Whether that was through disk drives in the server enclosure itself, or external racks directly connected, there was a clear 1:1 mapping between server, application and dedicated storage resources.

Cloud Technology: Beyond Data Storage

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Information Technology Blog - - Cloud Technology: Beyond Data Storage - Information Technology Blog. Cloud in people’s view is picturized as never-ending white colour in the sky. The fact that clouds are never-ending is the core concept behind Cloud Technology.

Storage Deflation?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While it’s true that I now work for VMware, I came from the storage hardware business.     And I think I could construct a plausible argument that we are in a sustained deflationary period for storage capacity: disks and arrays.  Storage

Software Defined Storage Startup Brings OpenStack Swift Object Storage Into the Enterprise

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Cloud Computing Storage With release 2.0, SwiftStack comes out of stealth, announcing eBay and HP Helion as flagship customers Read More.

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The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

    When it comes to storage, it’s been the same way for as long as I can remember: the storage team makes the recommendation.  But what if a relatively new storage buyer is emerging?  The New Storage Buyer. Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong.

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) […].

NetApp Integrates Object Storage Software With Amazon S3

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Pitches StorageGRID Webscale as single object storage platform to use across multiple data centers and cloud environments Read More. Storage netapp

News UK dumps tape for backup with Zadara cloud storage

Computer Weekly

News publishing corporation saves up to 40% on hardware and software costs by switching in-house hardware for a cloud-first policy, using Zadara cloud storage as a backup target

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Software-Defined Storage: Choices Ahead

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Consider “cloud” for a moment.  I’m sure one could create a similar wall-sized infographic showing the evolution of “cloud”. We’re going to see something very similar when it comes to software-defined storage.    Here is your familiar storage array.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

From early mainframe roots to today’s hybrid cloud, the compulsion never wanes to progressively automate each every aspect of operations. a nice chunk of new technology has been introduced to help automate perhaps the most difficult part of the data center – storage.

The Future Of Storage Data Services

Chuck's Blog - EMC

So many different ways to store data these days: SAN, NAS, object, scale-up, scale-out, cloud, software-defined, flash, tape, geo-dispersed, etc.  It might seem that we in the storage business are intentionally complicating things.    Cloud gateways. 

Software-Defined Storage And The Potential For Disruption.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Introducing VMAX Cloud Edition » February 11, 2013. Software-Defined Storage And The Potential For Disruption. The first trend is, of course, the software-defined data center , and all its software-defined subcategories: server, network, storage, etc. 

Going To EMC World? Interested In Software-Defined Storage.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Interested In Software-Defined Storage? One of the bigger themes at EMC World this year will be software-defined storage : what is it, why does it matter, and what EMC is doing about it. Posted at 10:45 AM in EMC World 2013 , Storage , VMware | Permalink. Storage.

From Storage Admin To Storage Service Manager

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I''ve been talking to storage people in IT for about 20 years now.    Sure, the new technology is always interesting -- but what storage folks are always interested in is how does this change things?  Software Defined Storage Is More Than Marketing.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Network Software Defined Cloud and Virtual Recommended Reading List

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The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection (backup, security, HA, BC, DR). The evolving list includes books, blogs, podcast?s, s, events and industry links among other resources and related data infrastructure topics, tools, techniques as well as trends

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Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

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Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.