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Modernizing datacenters with software-defined storage

Proprietary, appliance-based storage offerings are no longer a viable option

Traditional proprietary, appliance-based storage offerings are no longer a viable long-term option for enterprises that need to modernize their datacenters. IDC characterizes the modern, "3rd platform," as having these components: mobile, social business, cloud computing, and analytics and big data.  

A software-defined storage solution can help address these top IT concerns:

  • Cost efficiency and scale
  • Flexibility
  • Risk mitigation
  • Data rentation for legal and regulatory compliance

Organizations need to procure storage solutions flexible enough to support their current and future objectives in a cost-efficient manner.

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