Software Defined Storage

OVERVIEW

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 Load DynamiX test and validation platform, which is now available to the enterprise IT customer. The Load DynamiX Software Defined Storage performance test and validation platform provides coverage for all common SDS products and their related protocols.

Benefits

  • Select the optimal SDS platforms to run specific application workloads
  • Correctly size configurations and tiering to avoid under and over provisioning
  • Verify final storage configurations in pre-production environments
  • Find the optimal balance of cache, ports, SSDs and HDDs
  • Save $millions by deploying the best price/performance solution for your apps
Benefits

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SDS BENCHMARK REPORT

SDS Benchmark Report
Benchmark report – testing software-defined storage AFA

CASE STUDY


Story of how GoDaddy tested SDS and saved $millions

LDX BROCHURE

Virtual_Instruments_Intro
Brochure – introduction to Load DynamiX Enterprise

“If you can’t validate storage performance before it’s deployed into production, then you are flying blind.”

-Performance Engineering Manager, GoDaddy