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The Future of Software-Defined Storage in Data Center, Edge and Hybrid Cloud

Published: 03 May 2019

ID: G00354839

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer


SDS products are evolving rapidly, but offerings remain highly segmented. To achieve maximum value from SDS, I&O leaders should seek solutions with value propositions aligning with their desired business outcomes, and deliver agility and portability across the data center, edge and hybrid cloud.

Table Of Contents


  • Identify a Use Case for SDS Deployment That Fulfills Desired Business Value
  • Evaluate SDS Vendor Value Propositions and Product Offerings to Determine the Best Match for Use Cases
  • Deploy SDS as Part of a Cohesive HCI

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