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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    Data availability is a term used by computer storage manufacturers and storage service providers to describe how data should be available at a required level of performance in situations ranging from normal through disastrous. Continue Reading

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