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10 Software-Defined Storage Pioneers That Are Shaking Things Up

Here are 10 software-defined storage offerings that can help customers see lower costs and increased flexibility.

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Tech 10: Software-Defined Storage 

A storage array is at its heart a commodity server integrated with an operating system dedicated specifically to providing storage services.

Take away the server, and what's left? Software-defined storage, which is software that can be deployed on choice of hardware, usually from a list of approved servers, to provide storage services similar to those of dedicated storage hardware.

Customers get lower cost and increased flexibility, with the trade-off being the need to do the integration and a potential loss of hardware optimization.

Here are 10 offerings that enable customers to see lower costs and increased flexibility.

 
 
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