Comments on: Making a Case For (and Against) Software-Defined Storage http://blog.fosketts.net/2014/01/09/making-case-softwaredefined-storage/ Understanding the accumulation of data Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Kale Blankenship http://blog.fosketts.net/2014/01/09/making-case-softwaredefined-storage/#comment-17509 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:24:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8461#comment-17509 Do you feel that it is beneficial to try to define SDx or any other buzzword? Does it really add any value or product differentiation?

In my view, since every vendor seems to spin the buzzword of the day to fit their product it only serves to confuse the consumer. I prefer to suggest that my clients not to focus on such things but rather describe the pain points in their environment so we can find an appropriate solution for their business.

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By: Pete (@vmpete) http://blog.fosketts.net/2014/01/09/making-case-softwaredefined-storage/#comment-17503 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:37:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8461#comment-17503 Very well put Stephen. Referencing Dave McCrory’s “data gravity” content reminded me of what good work that was (and is). As for SDS, it seems to me that the ones in trouble are solutions that provide storage arrays with their value-adds and IP baked into their controllers.

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By: Tech Blast #03 | Wahl Network http://blog.fosketts.net/2014/01/09/making-case-softwaredefined-storage/#comment-17502 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:58:59 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8461#comment-17502 […] of a geek who whispers, the legendary Stephen Foskett has crafted a masterful post on software defined storage. Much of the conversation addresses the software defined data center and scale-out challenges. He […]

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By: calvinz http://blog.fosketts.net/2014/01/09/making-case-softwaredefined-storage/#comment-17499 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:40:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8461#comment-17499 (Disclosure: I work for HP Storage) Good read! You asked what about Microsoft. With the HP StoreVirtual VSA (block-based VSA), it can run as a guest on either VMware or Hyper-V and the storage can be share by either hypervisor. I honestly don’t know if other solutions can do this but certainly most can’t. HP also has the StoreOnce VSA – a deduplicated backup VSA that today supports VMware.

We have free full featured trials of both VSAs that you can download at http://www.hp.com/go/TryVSA.

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