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Software-Defined Storage: You have questions, we have answers

katedavis on ‎06-27-2014 08:39 AM

By Kate Davis, @KateAtHP, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


Headshot1.jpgEven after two years of talking about Software-Defined Storage, basic questions are still being asked within the IT community about what it is and what is does. So I thought I’d share a couple of items that may help answer questions you may have.


First up is a new IDC brief from analyst Ashish Nadkarni, who answers 5 common questions around SDS:


IDC_Brief.jpgSoftware-Defined Storage: A Fundamental Shift in How Storage Is Delivered and Used

1. What is software-defined storage, and how is it different from hardware-defined storage?
2. What are the benefits of SDS?
3. What are the features that buyers should look for when evaluating SDS solutions?
4. What are the different delivery models for SDS that buyers can choose from?
5. What should buyers look for in an SDS supplier and/or service provider?


The second piece is a recent interview with Craig Nunes, VP of Marketing for HP Storage, in theCUBE at HP Discover. John Furrier and Dave Valente talk with Craig about what’s hot in storage now with key topics of Flash, Backup and SDS. Want to know what’s going on with HP Storage? How we define SDS and how we compete with VSAN? Check out the video.




















Lastly, Calvin and I took the chance at Discover to chat for a few minutes about the state of SDS and what’s going on with our HP VSA products.















Happy Friday! Have a great weekend. Smiley Happy

About the Author


I've been working across the HP/HPE Storage portfolio since 2006. I focus on the software-defined storage market and our StoreVirtual techonology. I'm based in Colorado...Go Broncos!!

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