Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is an evolving concept where server-based storage software manages policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of hardware. SDS may be implemented via appliances over a traditional storage area network (SAN), or implemented as part of a scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution, or as the basis of an object-based storage solution.
In the hardware-defined world, storage vendors traditionally provide the compatibility, performance, scalability, reliability and functional testing required to ensure the robustness of the integrated products. These vendors all rely on the Virtual Instruments WorkloadWisdom test and validation platform, which is now available to the enterprise IT customer. The WorkloadWisdom Software Defined Storage performance test and validation platform provides coverage for all common SDS products and their related protocols.
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