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Network Storage by James O'Reilly

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Chapter 5

Software-Defined Storage

Abstract

SDS is a completely new way to construct storage networks. Using virtualization techniques as a base, much of the processing of data that storage systems do today moves into the virtual cloud in the server farm. This allows new approaches to building storage networks that promise a great deal of innovation.

Keywords

Commodity storage appliances; Data services; Ethernet convergence; Lego storage; SDI; SDS; Software-defined infrastructure; Software-defined storage; Unified storage
Software-defined storage (SDS) is the culmination of the storage revolution. It completes the journey from the ancièn regime of proprietary storage solutions to the new age of open sourcing and separation of data services from hardware ...

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