What is Software-Defined Storage (SDS)?
Software-Defined Storage (SDS) may be defined as a storage architecture that isolates storage software from its hardware. Typically, SDS is designed to perform on any industry-standard or x86 system, eliminating the dependence of the software on proprietary hardware. SDS enables organizations and users to abstract or uncouple storage resources from the underlying hardware platform. As storage resources become more programmable, there is greater efficiency, flexibility, and faster scalability. The approach enables storage resources to be an intrinsic part of a larger Software-Designed Data Center (SDDC) architecture, wherein it is easy to automate and orchestrate resources. Most comprehensive application integrations need open, programmable APIs for workflow automation, and SDS is specially designed for that.
Business Benefits of Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
- Improves flexibility
- Eliminates vendor lock-in challenges
- Reduces CapEx for businesses
- Leverages data to realize better customer insights
- Guarantees rapid scaling for your business