Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the most hyped terms in the industry. It is supposed to break vendor lock-in, allowing the use hardware from any vendor. Yet most data centers buy their storage hardware and storage software from a single vendor. Why? Mostly because software defined storage is answering the questions that IT professionals aren’t asking. Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump as he discusses the three lies of SDS:
- Software Defined Storage breaks vendor lock-in (no it doesn’t)
- Hardware doesn’t matter with Software Defined Storage (yes it does)
- There is a TRUE Software Defined Storage solution (no, there isn’t)
After he exposes the lies behind software defined storage he will also explain what data centers can really do with the technology, where administrators should apply it and what they should look out for.