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Has the Software-Defined Storage Revolution Finally Arrived? Jon Toigo, July 17, 2018
Software-defined storage (SDS) has been a meme in the industry trade press and at tech conferences for several years now. Originally cast, not as an evolution, but as a MOVEMENT – a revolution that would stand the “legacy storage industry on its head,” SDS development has taken several, often mutually exclusive, development paths. A recent resurgence of interest in traditional arrays within larger companies suggests a reconsideration of SDS despite several years of lackluster sales of legacy gear and a proliferation of self-styled software-defined and hyper converged infrastructure vendors. For IT planners, the current situation presents a double challenge: for one, it is difficult to chart a course for storage infrastructure that provides any more predictability than did the three-to-five-year ROI achieved with legacy gear. Preferably, an SDS infrastructure would offer better cost-containment, risk reduction and productivity/performance than the infrastructure that it replaces. So far, SDS hasn’t provided a compelling record. The other challenge is helping senior management sift through the marketecture they are reading in the business and investment journals in order to gain their backing for tech strategy that makes actual business sense.
SDS is Broken - And How to Fix itGeorge Crump, April 19, 2018
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 their objective. Why? SDS is Broken.
In this live webinar we will discuss the challenges facing legacy SDS solutions and how the next generation of SDS plans to fix it.
In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and StorONE as we explain how IT can create a storage infrastructure that is more nimble, performs better and is less expensive than cloud storage.
The Storage Architectures Behind Cloud Storage Tiers
How Cloud Providers Fake Frictionless Storage Infrastructure
The Intrinsic Advantages of On-Premises Storage
How to Enable On-Premises Storage to Beat the Cloud with a True Frictionless Infrastructure
All-Flash Arrays are the model of inefficiency and as flash media increases in density and performance, the cost of this inefficiency becomes more obvious. Enterprise solid-state drives (SSD) deliver 70,000 IOPS per drive but most AFAs need 24 drives or more to achieve 70,000 IOPS. Those same systems also need high-end processors to move IO through them at those speeds. The cost of these systems is hundreds of thousands of dollars when in reality they should cost less than $100,000.
In this webinar we discuss why their software bottlenecks current all-flash arrays. We explain how inefficient storage software requires vendors to use more powerful and more expensive CPUs, as well as a greater quantity of flash drives. We also explain why technology advancements like NVMe and increasing flash density will only make the situation worse.