The Landscape Is Changing

Martin Glassborow from Storagebod comments:

As the announcements and acquisitions which fall into the realms of Software Defined Storage or Storage as I like to call it continue to come; one starts to ponder how this is all going to work and work practically.

I think it is extremely important to remember that firstly, you are going to need hardware to run this software on and this although is trending towards a commodity model; there are going to be subtle differences that are going to need accounting for. And as we move down this track, there is going to be a real focus on understanding workloads and the impact of different infrastructure and infrastructure patterns on this.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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