The Lies that Software Defined Storage Tell

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George Crump, Storage Switzerland

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Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the most hyped terms in the industry. It is supposed to break vendor lock-in, allowing the use hardware from any vendor. Yet most data centers buy their storage hardware and storage software from a single vendor. Why? Mostly because software defined storage is answering the questions that IT professionals aren't asking. Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump as he discusses the three lies of SDS: 1. Software Defined Storage breaks vendor lock-in (no it doesn't) 2. Hardware doesn't matter with Software Defined Storage (yes it does) 3. There is a TRUE Software Defined Storage solution (no, there isn't)

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