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Understanding Gartner’s Object Storage Quadrant

Analyst firm Gartner released its latest version of its Magic Quadrant for object storage that attempts to rank and organize the distributed file system and object storage system market. Instead, it really creates more questions and confusion instead of providing

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Open Software Defined Storage needs Data Reduction

Software defined storage (SDS) promises to abstract storage services from storage hardware, freeing organizations from the “lock” of having to use specific storage hardware. But the price for this “freedom” is imprisonment to a single storage software vendor. While certainly

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Open Software Defined Storage takes an Object Storage Step

Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 Briefing Note Software Defined Storage (SDS) continues to attract the attention of IT professionals, but broad adoption is not meeting the expectations IT professionals. Part of the challenge is that while SDS, in theory, breaks

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Product Analysis: Open Software Defined Storage – Ceph or Gluster?

Software defined storage (SDS) is a key component of the IT transformation process. Data centers can leverage SDS to decrease costs while improving agility. But IT planners need to decide if they will use an open or proprietary SDS solution.

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Getting Software-Defined Storage Enterprise Ready

Briefing Note – Red Hat Storage Despite its potential to increase storage performance, capacity and flexibility while decreasing acquisition and operational costs, software-defined storage (SDS) has limited success in the enterprise. The problem is that enterprise data centers are “in

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Nexenta explains the economics behind Software-Defined Storage

Nexenta is a software-only, software-defined storage (SDS) solution that enables users to create storage systems with the x86-based hardware of their choice and disk or flash-based arrays, with support recently added for all-flash arrays. Based on the ZFS file system,

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