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 ".

Let's Talk Software-Defined Storage?

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Next Tuesday Dec 10th at 12noon eastern, I''ll be hosting a webinar entitled " Software-Defined Storage: An Enterprise Architect''s Perspective " over on BrightTalk. software defined storage Just a quick note?

How Software-Based Storage Is Changing Servers

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As I track the various server vendor announcements, I couldn’t help but notice a pronounced shift towards designs that are obviously intended to be used as part of a storage or database farm. Here, we’re discussing software- based storage (vs. software- defined storage). 

Software-Defined Storage: What Does It Really Mean?

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

Software-Defined Storage: Choices Ahead

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We’re going to see something very similar when it comes to software-defined storage.  Before long, we’ll see many dozens of software storage options, all conveniently self-labeled “software-defined storage”.   Here is your familiar storage array.

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

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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?

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

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  The more information we produce, consume — and depend on —  the more storage matters.    Software is inevitably changing core data center technologies — compute, network and storage — both individually and how they work together.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

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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

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When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic. Fortunately, someone sent me a link to a short PDF produced under the auspices of SNIA — the Storage Networking Industry Association.

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

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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.    Sort of like Huffman coding for storage service delivery :).

Software Defined Storage Startup Hedvig Raises $12.5M

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Company exits stealth with a platform that takes a distributed, software-defined approach to storage Read More. Storage

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

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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.??.

Software-Defined Storage -- Reading

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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 ". software defined storage VMwareThe first is more of a conversational treatment: if you're interested in SDS, what should you be looking for?

Software-Defined Storage — Obstacles And Challenges

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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

Don’t Call It Software-Defined Storage, Unless …

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When it comes to one of my personal hot topics (software-defined storage), I do try to patient, but I fail.   The reality is that software-defined storage is a cluster of related concepts: some fundamental, others more optional depending on requirements.

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

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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.

Introducing The Software-Defined Storage Series

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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

The VMware View Of Software Defined Storage

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VMworld is upon us, and -- amidst all the noise and chatter -- VMware is quietly laying out the first chapter in how it views software-defined storage.  IT infrastructure professionals, please take note: VMware has big ideas on how the storage ecosystem should evolve.

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FalconStor Launches Software Defined Storage Platform

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Traditional storage company''s storage virtualization platform enables centralized management for disparate storage resources Read More. Storage falconstor

The Split In Software Defined Storage

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In my cozy little world, it’s clear that one category is showing obvious signs of splitting cleanly into two completely different beasts that share the same name — software-defined storage. but I’ve also gotten good at boiling things down to its fundamentals: in this case, the ability to dynamically compose storage services using an API.   That's what makes it "software defined". The world of external storage arrays will be with us for many, many years to come.

Software-defined storage: The pros and cons, and what is available

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Software-defined storage is a rapidly rising trend in the datacentre, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of building your own storage, and is it suitable for all organisations

SUSE Launches Ceph-Powered Software Defined Storage

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Company known for popular enterprise Linux distro gets into open source storage software that runs on commodity servers Read More. Storage open source suse

WekaIO brings hybrid cloud NAS software-defined storage

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Startup offers virtual NAS, storage software deployed on commodity servers or in the cloud to give single storage pool of file access the can scale to trillions

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

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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

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But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Software-defined storage won''t be any different -- there will be loud arguments at the outset, followed by people just getting on with things.

Let's Talk Software-Defined Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Next Tuesday Dec 10th at 12noon eastern, I'll be hosting a webinar entitled " Software-Defined Storage: An Enterprise Architect's Perspective " over on BrightTalk.   My goal is simple: share some of the big ideas, and how they're different than the storage we know and love today. software defined storageJust a quick note?

Software-Defined Storage: Chasm Crossing or Tipping Point?

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Software-defined storage addresses the three biggest challenges facing enterprise administrators: the explosion of data, management costs, and capacity forecasting.

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.

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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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

How Software-Based Storage Is Changing Servers

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As I track the various server vendor announcements, I couldn’t help but notice a pronounced shift towards designs that are obviously intended to be used as part of a storage or database farm. Here, we’re discussing software- based storage (vs. software- defined storage).    The distinction is important: software- based storage is anything that doesn’t prefer specialized external storage hardware, e.g. designed to run on industry-standard servers.

Are Servers The New Storage?

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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.

Of Software-Defined Storage and HCLs

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As we move to more software-based storage stacks, there are some interesting questions arising about the new responsibilities of the various parties involved: software vendors, hardware suppliers, partner and end users.

Nexenta to Bring Containers into Software-Defined Storage Fold

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