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Published: 21 Feb 2013

There are a few soft spots in the arguments that so-called software-defined storage systems will somehow be able to erase the requirements of the underlying hardware. You're now reading an SDC, software-defined column. Hey, why not? It seems that everything in IT is software defined these days, so a software-defined column doesn't seem so farfetched. And all this software-defined stuff showed up just in time -- poor old hardware has been shouldering the entire load all these years, so it's going to be a relief to let software take over. Software-defined storage, software-defined networks, software-defined security … and software-defined software can't be too far off. If you believe all this software-defined hype, you'd think hardware has been ruling the data center on its own all this time. And you might think software was just invented. The truth is that marketing is once again muddying the storage waters. Depending on how you look at it, there's no such thing as software-defined storage or storage has always been defined by software. The hype machine is ... Access >>>

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