"A storage array is at its heart a commodity server integrated with an
operating system dedicated specifically to providing storage services,"
reports Joseph F. Kovar
"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
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
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