Enterprises want to consolidate data storage, extend its useful life and control costs. But what we often see are silos of storage tied to specific applications, workflows and suppliers.
These systems may perform well, but they are not always the most efficient or flexible.
Software-defined storage (SDS) is an increasingly viable alternative that can bring numerous efficiencies and ways to cut costs.
In this article, the first article in a two-part series, we look at the definition of software-defined storage and the key variants we find in the marketplace.