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Software Defined Storage for Dummies

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software defined storage for dummiesThe rapid, accelerating growth of data, transactions, and digitally aware devices is straining today’s IT infrastructure and operations. At the same time, storage costs are increasing and user expectations and cost pressures are rising. This staggering growth of data has led to the need for high-performance streaming, data access, and collaborative data sharing.

If you work with big data in the cloud or deal with structured and unstructured data for analytics, you need software defined storage. Software defined storage uses standard compute, network, and storage hardware; the storage functions are all done in software, such as IBM GPFS, that provides automated, policy driven, application aware storage services, through orchestration of the underlining storage infrastructure in support of an overall software defined environment.

In this eBook covering software-defined technologies, we learn about:

  • Storage 101 and how data is accessed in the modern cluster
  • What is software-defined storage and understanding the benefits
  • Digging deeper into the IBM GPFS environment and managing full data life cycles
  • Understanding the IBM GPFS storage server as a complete end-to-end solution
  • Placing software-defined storage in the real-world like energy, higher ed, life sciences, and more
  • Top ten ways to use software-define storage

Let’s start here – Enterprise users and data consumers are churning out vast amounts of documents and rich media (such as images, audio, and video). Managing the volume and complexity of this information is a significant challenge in organizations of all types and sizes as more and more applications feed on and increase this deluge of file-based content, and as individuals and businesses collaborate for intelligence, analytics, and information sharing.

Download Software Defined Storage For Dummies – IBM Platform Computing Edition – as it examines data storage and management challenges and explains software defined storage. The modern computing platform is evolving and in using IBM’s GPFS technology, you utilize an innovative solution for high-performance computing, while creating a cost-effective storage solution.

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