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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Chapter 5. Software-Defined Storage

This chapter covers the following key topics:

  • A blue square is shown. SDS Objectives: An introduction to software-defined storage (SDS) and its objectives in decoupling storage software from hardware, allowing software to run on standard x86 architectures, and offering easier management and automation.

  • A blue square is shown. Preserving the Legacy and Offering New Features: Some early implementations of SDS focused on preserving the existing storage array implementations and enhancing them with an SDS layer that offers management for different hardware silos ...

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