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Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide

Last updated January 3rd, 2019 for annual review and updates. The Evaluator Group Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide is one of a series of guides designed to help evaluate storage technology alternatives.

The Evaluator Group Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide is one of a series of guides designed to help evaluate storage technology alternatives. These documents are for IT professionals seeking a neutral, objective discussion of the design considerations behind new products, technologies and trends. The Evaluator Group Evaluation Guide series is not vendor-sponsored, but offered as part of a paid subscription. These resources are developed based on our review of technology options and strategic analyses of how they can best be used in today’s information storage environments.

Instead of ranking product offerings, an exercise that ignores the uniqueness of each IT environment, Evaluator Group provides a wide range of data points from which to base a detailed evaluation. With this information Evaluator Group recommends IT professionals review their requirements, starting with this guide and the associated materials available, and use our team of experts to help make selections.

This Evaluation Guide plus the associated Interactive Comparison Matrix, Product Briefs and Product Analyses, are designed to assist potential buyers in understanding the options and products available and to help match requirements to the available technology choices.

The Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide will briefly explain what Software Defined Storage is and then detail its advantages and disadvantages in a typical IT environment to suggest when to consider deploying this technology. Then we will discuss specific characteristics that help differentiate the many products available in this space, both software and hardware, and provide some useful evaluation questions.

Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide Discusses:

  • What is the Open Storage Platform?
  • Where to use the Open Storage Platform
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructures
  • Server-Based Storage
  • Software-Defined Storage
  • Open Storage Platform Architecture
  • Deploying an Open Storage Platform Solution
  • Why Open Storage Platform for Mainstream IT?
  • Open Storage Platform – Why Not?
  • Server-Based Storage Characteristics
  • Software-Defined Storage Characteristics
  • Questions to ask

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