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Software-defined storage News
August 22, 2017
IoFabric Vicinity combines quality of service, snapshots and replication in a software-defined storage application to manage storage across primary, backup and archive tiers.
June 02, 2016
Arista's latest leaf switch adds the missing piece of a leaf-and-spine architecture suitable for IP storage, edge routing, general computing and digital media.
July 14, 2015
In this week's SDN news, international telecom and Internet providers are deploying SDN technologies, while AT&T is testing a new software-defined storage platform.
August 27, 2014
Riverbed says it SteelFusion optimization appliance can be used to provision virtual WAN overlay for "location-independent computing."
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Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer program that manages data storage resources and functionality and has no dependencies on the underlying physical storage hardware. Continue Reading
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To prepare for the future of networking technology, IT managers must understand evolving concepts like hyper-convergence, SD-WAN and intent-based networking. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged and software-defined storage are alternatives to traditional array-based storage systems. Before you junk your legacy systems, learn how these new systems are different from each other and from the storage you've grown accustomed to ... Continue Reading
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As applications drive the need for massive storage capacity, data center convergence will be aided by software-defined storage and networking to enable private cloud architecture. Continue Reading
It's time to start thinking about a software-defined infrastructure in the data center. Here are benefits of software-defined architectures, tips for implementation and tools to help. Continue Reading
The software-defined data center combines programmable networks, servers and storage. But these SDDC tips show you what to look for beyond basic flexibility. Continue Reading
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Software-defined storage can be many technologies, but most aim for decoupled software, automated provisioning and non-proprietary systems. Continue Reading
SDN and data center network fabrics both enable converged networking and the ability to manage many switches as one. Where do the two intersect? Continue Reading
Networks can use a network fabric and SDN technologies together, and vendors' SDN architectures integrate them in a variety different ways. Continue Reading