Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

ESG Senior Analyst Scott Sinclair has a proven history in both the storage and data protection industries. Scott uses his keen understanding and experience investigating new technologies and designing business strategies for Fortune 500 technology companies to solve unique problems for his clients.

Recent Posts by Scott Sinclair:

SDS: Data Plane versus Control Plane

Abstract:

Excitement over software-defined storage (SDS) technology has created an interesting side effect; the term has been used so often and for such a wide variety of solutions that this enthusiasm has also led to confusion. Currently, the term SDS can refer to a myriad of different product types, each with its own set of benefits and considerations. While some storage vendors and industry experts have tried to define what SDS is, or more often what it isn’t, the fact is that many of the solutions leveraging the SDS qualifier offer value, albeit in different ways. This brief offers a primer for how to think about SDS and evaluate the various solutions.

Topics: Storage

SDS: Architecting a Unified Storage Control Plane

Abstract:

Excitement over software-defined storage (SDS) technology has created an interesting side effect; the term has been used so often and for such a wide variety of solutions that this enthusiasm has also led to confusion. Currently, the term SDS can refer to a myriad of different product types, each with its own set of benefits and considerations. While some storage vendors and industry experts have tried to define what SDS is, or more often what it isn’t, the fact is that many of the solutions leveraging the SDS qualifier offer value, albeit in different ways. This brief will focus on a segment of SDS-based technologies that serve primarily to consolidate and augment storage systems rather than replace them.

Topics: Storage

ESG Brief: Clearing the SDS Integration Hurdle

Abstract:

The emergence of public cloud services has been a wake-up call to the providers of on-premises storage solutions. As a result, a rising crop of storage solutions have emerged, including software-defined storage (SDS), seeking to rival cloud with greater agility and cost-effectiveness. While the ability to deploy storage as software is garnering excitement, some IT organizations find the concept of procuring storage software and hardware separately daunting. Inherent in software, however, is deployment flexibility. And some providers are finding ways to lower the hurdles of SDS-based storage deployment.

Topics: Storage