Solution brief

Software-defined storage for a data-driven future

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Fueling new approaches to IT

Data is rightly characterized as the fuel that drives modern business. Market intelligence firm, IDC, projects that the global datasphere will grow to 175 zettabytes (1 ZB = 1 trillion GB) by 2025. That's a lot of "fuel," and it begs for a simplified, scalable, and secure storage solution to contain it.
Projections such as IDC's are drawing many in IT to reconsider traditional storage architectures and to adopt software-defined storage (SDS). SDS essentially pools direct-attached storage resources under a virtual data plane making storage provisioning and management independent of the underlying hardware, which contributes to a TCO as much as 50% lower than traditional storage approaches.

It all starts with the server

Undoubtedly, SDS use is growing rapidly, but it has introduced a troubling misconception in the industry that hardware no longer matters when the environment is software-defined. Banish the thought.