Redefining the Data Center
The storage infrastructure has always been an island of complexity that drains both IT resources and budget.
The management of storage is also separate depending on the systems like transactional with SAN, file-level with NAS and even backup and disaster recovery have their own systems to manage. When a storage system reaches capacity or performance thresholds, another separately managed storage is added or the customer can go through an upgrade or migration that can be painful.
Software-defined storage (SDS) manages policy-based provisioning of data storage independent of the underlying hardware. This form of storage virtualization separates the storage hardware from the software that manages the storage infrastructure that may also provide policy management for feature options such as deduplication, replication, thin provisioning, snapshots and backup.
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