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Software-defined Storage (SDS)

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 52% of organizations are committed to software-defined storage (SDS) as a long-term strategy."

ESG RESEARCH REPORT

Software-defined Storage (SDS) Market Trends


Find out what ESG research uncovered about the software-defined storage market when it surveyed IT decision makers for answers to questions like:

  • Which of the leading SDS definitions and value propositions resonated most with storage decision makers?
  • If an IT organization deployed SDS to support hyperconverged infrastructure, who did they procure the technology from?
  • What types of storage infrastructure does SDS technology compete with?
  • When someone selected an SDS solution over the public cloud, what was the rationale?
  • What concerns do IT organizations have with SDS technology?

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SDS: Hyberscale or Hyperconverged

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SDS: Hyperscale or Hyperconverged?

  • Businesses are starting to understand that traditional storage architectures are becoming unsustainable.
  • SDS technology offers new options in infrastructure design: hyperconverged and hyper-scale.
  • Each provides transformational benefits, and selecting the right one can transform your business.

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1Source: ESG Research Report, 2015 Data Storage Market Trends, October 2015.
2 Source: ESG Research Report, 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, February 2016.

SDS: Architecting a Unified Storage Control Plane

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SDS: Architecting a Unified Storage Control Plane

  • The strength of a business is often defined by its ability to adapt to changing market conditions.
  • SDS technology enables storage infrastructure to evolve as the business adapts.
  • The result allows businesses to focus more on their workloads, and less on their infrastructure.

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1Source: ESG Research Report, 2015 Data Storage Market Trends, October 2015.
2 Source: ESG Research Report, 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, February 2016.

SDS: Data Plane versus Control Plane

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SDS: Data Plane versus Control Plane

  • Currently, the term SDS can refer to a myriad of different product types, each with its own set of benefits.
  • While some try to define what SDS is, or what it isn’t, many SDS-based solutions offer value,
    albeit in different ways.
  • SDS technology is disrupting the way IT organizations procure, deploy, and manage storage, which transforms businesses.

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1Source: ESG Research Report, 2015 Data Storage Market Trends, October 2015.
2 Source: ESG Research Report, 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, February 2016.