Software Defined Storage Explained

Software Defined Storage Explained

Project Info

  • Product: BrickStor
  • Concept: Software Defined Storage
  • Date: November 17, 2014

Jonathan Halstuch and Eric Bednash discuss the question, “What is Software Defined Storage?”

Software defined storage is a change from the traditional model of hardware doing all the hardware to separation of the data plane from the control plane.

Traditional hardware RAID card is pretty limited. But software defined storage allows greater flexibility over error checking and data movements and power.

Our software defined storage product, BrickStor, offers huge amounts of level 1 read/write cache, multiple protocols – unified storage – or present as a file system.

Software-defined storage can benefit from software updates to improve your capabilities – something that is not as simple with firmware on a chip.

As software defined networking grows and becomes more familiar, software defined storage offers better performance, agility and a long term cost of ownership savings.

Be sure to view our next video in this series, Hardware Agnostic vs. Hardware Intimate Software Defined Storage.

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