Software Defined Storage
Software-defined storage (SDS) is an evolving concept for computer data storage software to manage policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of the underlying hardware.
The SDS market is evolving and many storage marketers are still trying to figure out how to associate their products with the label. Although the term is causing some confusion, the consensus seems to be that in order to be considered part of the SDS market, the vendor must provide software that allows the customer to allocate and share storage assets across all workloads, whether storage is virtualized or not. Software-defined (or software-based) storage brings virtualization to enterprise data storage. You can scale storage, compute, and networking resources across on premise and cloud environments, without being tied to individual hardware components.
TeraSky experts who have a proven experience in designing, integrating, implementing and supporting storage solutions can definitely assist our customers to figure out the most appropriate SDS solutions according to their requirements and needs.
TeraSky specialists have performed many projects based on Gluster and Ceph solutions (Open-source and Red Hat). SDS Gluster based solutions provides a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective data management platform, streamlining file and object access across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. SDS Ceph based solutions provide a robust, highly scalable block and object storage platform for enterprises deploying public or private clouds.
In addition, TeraSky specialists have knowledge in most advanced SDS solutions in the market:
• EMC ViPR which is software-defined storage to manage and automate all storage resources for traditional and next-generation cloud storage platforms. EMC ViPR Controller is storage automation software that centralizes and transforms storage into a simple, extensible, and open platform.
• IBM Virtual Storage Center which is a storage virtualization platform and a storage management solution for cloud-based and software-defined storage. It helps organizations transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures. Virtual Storage Center enables organizations to monitor, automate and analyse storage. It provides provisioning, capacity management, storage tier optimization and reporting. It helps standardize processes without replacing existing storage systems. It can also significantly reduce IT costs by making storage more user and application oriented.
• HPE StoreVirtual Storage solutions that simplify client and server virtualization with a flexible and highly available scale-out platform. HPE StoreVirtual VSA software transforms your server’s internal or direct-attached storage into a scalable, shared storage array, without dedicated storage. This software-defined virtual storage appliance supports all major industry-standard servers and multiple hypervisors.