Quobyte’s data center filesystem can bring massive scale without massive administration. The software is designed to work on a variety of commodity hardware and stretch the filesystem across multiple nodes to provide high levels of availability and performance without the need for large storage teams.
When discussing modern applications, infrastructure is often not given much though except to say that it should be easy to provision according to the needs of the application itself. Those who provide the infrastructure to applications developers and end users know this is no trivial task. Ken Nalbone looks at how Datera’s software defined storage platform helps bridge the this gap.
Software-defined scale-out storage is a hot area in enterprise IT. Qumulo is an emergent player in the space, having been out of stealth now for two years, with a heavy founding dose of Isilon DNA. Their particular solution is a scale-out NAS that offers some “data aware” advanced analytics. Dave Henry sat down for a conversation with their CEO.
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: Software-defined storage is something that end users love, and the industry is going precisely in that direction. The only problem I have with it is that, as happens with other buzzwords, the term is being over-abused and generalization leads to confusion. I know that I’m not the first to raise […]
Howard Marks writing for Network Computing comments: How do you classify software-defined storage? Let’s try kingdoms, genus and species. One of my jobs as an analyst is to build a taxonomy that lets my team at DeepStorage and me classify various storage products and services into recognizable kingdoms, phyla, genus and species. I still find […]
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 […]
More commentary on EMC’s new ViPR, this time from Scott D. Lowe: Based on the limited material that is publicly available so far, here are a few thoughts about ViPR: I like the control plane-data plane separation model that EMC is taking with ViPR. I like that EMC is including a variety of object storage […]
DCIG talks about EMC’s recently-announced ViPR platform: It seemed only moments after EMC announced its ViPR software-defined storage platform at EMC World this week that the attack dogs (primarily its competitors) were out in full force pointing out ViPR’s shortcomings and attacking its merits. But its competitors need to be careful how they go about […]
Here’s a great, long discussion of “software-defined storage” by Ray Lucchesi: (c) 2012 Silverton Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved Not sure why but all the hype around software defined storage seems to be reaching a crescendo. Possible due to conference season coming up but it started earlier this year. I attended an SNW analyst session […]