Software-defined storage: Answering frequently asked questions

A new concept and a niche product just a couple of years ago, software-defined storage has found its way into the mainstream data storage market as most storage vendors are now offering some type of software-based storage networking product. Software-defined storage (SDS) can be difficult to understand. It’s often lumped with other products under the ...

Software-defined storage: Making sense of the data storage technology

Learn what software-defined storage is, where it’s headed and tips for working with the technology. GUIDE CONTENTS 1. – What is software-defined storage? 2. – Examining software-defined storage’s past, future 3. – Software-defined storage in action 4. – Toigo on software-defined storage use Software-defined storage, also sometimes referred to as a storage hypervisor, is a term ...

The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: Paramount Pictures SUMMARY:Software designed storage is buzzy, but to get beyond the hype the industry needs to adopt a few crucial fundamentals that will help clarify what software-defined storage entails. The history of enterprise computing is replete with hype cycles – from video servers and object databases, to ...

Amazon, Facebook want to hire software-defined networking engineers

  photo: Jordan Novet SUMMARY:Amazon and Facebook are looking for engineers to work on deploying next-generation software-defined networks. Amazon’s project could bring new services for its cloud customers. While software-defined networking (SDN) seems to be still stuck in the hype cycle, use cases from service providers and a few enterprises were on display at the Open ...

Jeda Networks promises software-defined storage controller to come soon

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: Shutterstock/Oleksiy Mark SUMMARY:Jeda Networks said it will ship its controller for making storage more scalable and programmable within months. Jeda Networks, a startup that’s talked about its intention to provide software for virtualizing storage networks, is a few steps closer to delivering on its vision. Thecompany  said Wednesday it will start ...