The Pleasant Fiction of Software-Defined Storage

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    The revolutionary concepts of Software-Defined Storage and hyperconverged infrastructure seemed as the best way for bending the storage cost curve once and for all. These approaches managed to break the spell of vendor lock-in and separate value-add from commodity so that the commodity components could be purchased at a much lower cost. However, there is still one issue left unresolved – how to manage the heterogeneous storage infrastructure effectively?

    Read the full article by Jon Toigo, a 30-year veteran of IT, and the Managing Partner of Toigo Partners International.

  • Is that different than hardware defined storage? It has all those issues, too.