Sifting through the marketing hype from VMware and Microsoft regarding their “server-side software-defined storage models” can be almost as challenging as understanding the underlying technical issues that software-defined storage seeks to solve. What is needed is a clear headed analysis of the storage challenges created by virtual server computing, the benefits and limitations of competing software-defined approaches to addressing them, and what alternatives exist that might provide highly available and scalable storage capacity in a business-savvy way.
In this webcast, storage expert Jon Toigo:
- Provides a brief retrospective on the drivers of software-defined storage
- Delivers a snapshot of the current approaches of the leading hypervisor vendors for delivering SDS architecture
- Identifies the key requirements that have yet to be met