Software-defined storage

Software-defined storage is part of a larger software-defined data center trend. Software-defined architecture places an emphasis on services rather than the hardware. Software-defined storage can be used to virtualize x86 servers or other storage hardware, or manage multiple storage systems. It is a key piece of hyper-converged and other server-based storage architectures.

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  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device -- or pool of available storage capacity -- that is managed from a central console. Continue Reading

  • storage snapshot

    A storage snapshot is a set of reference markers for data at a particular point in time. Continue Reading

  • erasure coding

    Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces and stored across a set of different locations or storage media. Continue Reading

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