Storage management is an ongoing challenge for companies as our world continues to become more and more data driven. Analytics, mobile, and social technologies have added strategic value for companies, but with it all brings massive amounts of data. Software-defined storage (SDS) helps companies overcome challenges in managing data growth while keeping costs under control.
What is Software-Defined Storage?
Software-defined storage generally refers to a separation of the software that manages traditional storage array systems from the underlying hardware platform, typically in the form of storage virtualization. Storage virtualization is a process of pooling storage from multiple sources so it appears to be a single storage device which can be managed from a central console. Previously, software ran only on a dedicated system rather than on servers. Today, SDS can run on a storage system, on storage servers, or on a cloud service.
Key Benefits of Software-Defined Storage
SDS can help companies overcome storage challenges while adding greater value over traditional storage with an increase in:
• Flexibility: A mixed use of hardware can be used to meet changing needs
• Agility: Updates to storage can occur rapidly
• Automated management: Controls automatically put data in the correct place at the right time
• Cost efficiency: Lower acquisition costs and total cost of ownership
• Scalability: Storage can be scaled out and still managed by a single system
A World Leader in Software-Defined Storage
IBM has been recognized by International Data Corporation (IDC) as a world leader in software-defined storage environments. As an IBM Business Partner, CompuTec Integrated Solutions leverages best-in-class IBM technology to fuel IT environments. We are ready to help your organization manage high-density application workloads and foster growth. Our technical experts can work with you to find solutions that fit your company’s unique needs. Please contact us today to learn more on how our solutions can benefit your business operations!