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Why Hardware Matters to the Success of Your Software-Defined Storage Deployment

Published: 08 September 2015

ID: G00290019

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Julia Palmer


As SDS becomes a strategic imperative, I&O leaders need to address the misconception that the underlying hardware does not matter as many of the features are now provided by SDS. These engineering best practices outline how to deliver optimal TCO, performance and reliability for your SDS deployment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define SDS Success Criteria
  • Create a Cross-Discipline SDS Deployment Team
    • Design SDS Server Configuration
  • Appendix 1

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