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IDC's Worldwide Software-Defined Storage Taxonomy, 2016

IDC's Worldwide Software-Defined Storage Taxonomy, 2016This IDC study forms the taxonomy for all research in the report series on SDS. This study specifically covers market background, taxonomy, and trends."Software-defined storage will continue to disrupt storage suppliers as well as buyers, as they prepare to transform their IT infrastructure for 3rd Platform technologies," said Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Worldwide Infrastructure.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
IDC's Definition of Software-Defined Storage
Two Key SDS Building Blocks
Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Software-Defined Storage Hardware (aka Server-Based Storage)
SDS Workflow
Data Organization/Architecture
Data Persistence
Data Services and Access
Operating Mode
Packaging/Deployment and Consumption Models
Classifying SDS Platforms and Systems
Aligning SDS Platforms and Systems to IDC Data
Approaches to SDS in Public and Private Clouds
SDS Supplier Landscape
Future Outlook
Key/Emerging SDS Market Segments
Hyperconverged Storage (Integrated Infrastructure)
Discrete Hybrid Flash or All-Flash Storage (Enterprise Storage Systems)
Object-Based Storage (File and Object Storage)
Essential Guidance
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