Escaping Hidden Software Defined Storage Gotchas while Exploiting its Benefits

Presented by

Marc Staimer, Senior Anlayst, Dragon Slayer Consulting

About this talk

Attendees will learn what software defined storage (SDS) is and is not, as well as the different SDS variations. There will be an in-depth discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of each SDS variation including, but not limited to: • Hypervisor based SDS • Virtual storage appliances (VSA) SDS • Storage controller based SDS • Scale-out object/file/block storage SDS The common hidden gotchas for all of these will be revealed along with pragmatic practical ways to avoid them - while optimizing the benefits received from SDS regardless of SDS variation or vendor. We will also be hosting a 15 minute break out session at the end of the webinar via GoToMeeting. Instructions on how to attend this will be provided. About Marc Staimer: Marc is the founder and senior analyst of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR. The consulting practice of 16 years has focused in the areas of strategic planning, product development, and market development. With over 34 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software, databases, and virtualization, he’s considered one of the industry’s leading experts.

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