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How to Determine Whether Software-Defined Storage Is Right for Your Organization

Published: 13 July 2015

ID: G00279888

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer


Software-defined storage is an interesting deployment model in the storage market, given its newness, its many offerings and its evolving definition. Infrastructure and operations leaders should assess its value, its implementation trade-offs and whether SDS is a good fit for their organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Compare Legacy Storage Arrays Versus SDS, Using Business Value as the Most Important Investment Criteria
  • Review SDS Product Capabilities and Models Against the Needs of the Business
  • Build an SDS Efficiency Justification Based on POC Data

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