How Software-Defined Storage Software Works?

With software-defined storage, applications are dynamically provisioned with the precise mix of capacity, performance, and protection needed—no more, no less. SDS brings to storage the simplicity, efficiency, and cost-savings that server virtualization brought to compute. It allows you to eliminate inefficient, purpose-built hardware and use more agile, transparent, and automated systems instead. Plus, this storage solution works with both existing storage solutions and the cloud.

SDS software abstracts the underlying storage through a virtual data plane; this makes the VM (and the application) the fundamental unit of storage provisioning and management.

By creating a flexible separation between applications and available resources, the pervasive hypervisor can balance all IT resources—compute, memory, storage, and networking—needed by an application.