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What is Software Defined Networking?

Like other software defined initiatives, software defined networking (SDN) abstracts the networking operating environment from the hardware switches and controller. The SDN promise is to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency by managing a set of physical top of rack

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Hardware Defined All-Flash Arrays for a Software Defined World – Storbyte Briefing Note

While software-defined storage (SDS) captures the attention of the market, enterprise IT professionals know that the hardware still matters. The problem is that while a multitude of SDS solutions have come to market the hardware selection pool is essentially limited

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Live Webinar: Five Steps To Lowering Your Storage Costs Without Sacrificing Performance

Storage today, especially high performance production storage, costs too much. The cost of production storage forces customers to make compromises with their data so that the purchase will fit into their budget. The cost problem defies reality. Storage, both in

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SlideShare: SDS is Broken – And How to Fix it

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to take the data center by storm, sweeping IT professionals off their feet on the way to storage management bliss. But, most SDS projects are never actually started or abandoned long before they reach

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Is Your All-Flash Array Leaking?

An all-flash array is supposed to be the pinnacle of storage performance but these systems have a secret; they are leaking performance. Proof of this is simple, take the raw IOPS of the drives inside the typical all-flash array and

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For SDS on NAS, Hardware Matters – iXsystems Briefing Note

A well established concept in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market is Software Defined Storage (SDS). SDS is tailor-made for NAS, as a file system is, after all, a software construct and it should run on any hardware. While SDS

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SDS – The Next Generation

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to revolutionize storage, freeing IT from the chains of vendor lock-in, allowing them to build more cost effective scalable architectures. The first generation of SDS solutions, for the most part emulated the dedicated storage

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