Trends Report

Market Overview: Software-Only Storage

Your Next Array Should Be An Application

August 1st, 2014

Summary

Hardware appliances have dominated the enterprise data storage landscape for decades, but storage is not immune from the software-defined transformation taking place in data centers. With momentum building for converged server and storage architectures, it is the right time for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to evaluate software-only storage offerings running on commodity hardware. This market overview delves into the emergence of software as an alternative to hardware appliances and gives a detailed overview of 15 vendors' software-only storage offerings.

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