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This article is part of the December 2013 Vol. 12 No. 10 issue of Our predictions of the hot data storage trends for 2014
Instead of software-defined storage, says Rich Castagna, we should have software-concealed storage that puts all that plumbing and exceptional functionality under the covers. If I hear the term software-defined storage one more time, I'm going to jump out of a plane without a parachute, surf down Niagara Falls without a board and then stand in front of a speeding freight train. Am I just a wee bit frustrated with the way the phrase software-defined storage is tossed around these days? Uh-huh. And tossed seems to be an understatement, as we're getting peppered with that nasty phrase from all angles these days. I nearly went off the rails railing about this in a previous editorial less than a year ago, and here I am ready to poke holes in the whole software-defined storage thing once again. In fact, you're probably wondering what I find so particularly nettling about this latest adventure ride into the wonderland called storage marketing. First, I defy anyone to show me storage that's not defined by software. (That is unless you're talking about the shoebox, ... Access >>>
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