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Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide

Last updated May 5th, 2020 to include container-native storage and current technology. The Evaluator Group Software Defined Storage Evaluation Guide is one of a series of guides designed to help evaluate storage technology alternatives. Download the free Evaluation Guide now!

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 information technology (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. Using this information, Evaluator Group recommends that 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 and the associated 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 (SDS) is and then detail its advantages and disadvantages in a typical IT environment to suggest when to consider deploying this technology. Then, Evaluator Group discusses 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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