The VMware Perspective on Software-Defined Storage
Software-defined data centres have shown the promise to change how we think about delivering IT services: from static, inflexible and inefficient –to dynamic, agile and optimized. For many, software–defined storage can be the most interesting component of the proposition: storage is responsible for the lion’s share of IT spend, growing constantly yet historically resistant to structural change. In this white paper, we present the core ideas behind software–defined storage, and introduce the VMware model. We additionally take a look at key technology trends, and offer our perspective on likely adoption models, industry implications as well as customer impacts.