The term 'software defined' is now so over used it may have no meaning at all. Yet there are key factors to bear in mind for your SD deployment.
Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
Data storage backup is easy to do inefficiently. Best practices require some careful thought.