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How to Use SDS for Storage Management in Petabyte-Scale Environments

Published: 02 March 2017

ID: G00321283

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao


I&O leaders evaluating SDS tools for storage management as part of their infrastructure modernization strategy must choose products that can perform multivendor storage management. Other essential attributes include integration with popular cloud management platforms and IT monitoring tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use REST API Services to Deliver Storage Services and Enable Integration With SDI
  • Implement Storage Services as Part of an End-to-End Application and Infrastructure Service, Invoked Through a Service Catalog
  • Monitor Storage Environments Using Enterprise IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools for a Complete View of the IT Environment

Case Study

  • Case Study No. 1 — EMC ViPR With VMware vRealize Cloud Management Platform
  • Case Study No. 2 — Huawei OceanStor DJ With OpenStack Framework

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