The VMware Perspective on Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined data centres have shown the promise to change how we think about delivering IT services: from static, inflexible and inefficient – to dynamic, agile and optimised.

For many, software-defined storage can be the most interesting component of the proposition: storage is responsible for the lion’s share of IT spend, growing constantly yet historically resistant to structural change.

In this white paper, we present the core ideas behind software-defined storage and introduce the VMware model. We additionally take a look at key technology trends and offer our perspective on likely adoption models, industry implications as well as customer impacts.