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Software-Defined Storage: You have questions, we have answers

By Kate Davis, @KateAtHP, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage

 

Even after two years of talking about Software-Defined Storage, basic questions are still being asked within the IT community about what it is and what is does. So I thought I’d share a couple of items that may help answer some questions you may have: A new IDC brief with the Top 5 questions customers are asking about SDS and a recent video interview at HP Discover with our Marketing VP, Craig Nunes.

Software-Defined Storage at HP Discover 2014

By Kate Davis, @KateAtHP, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage

 

SDS1.jpgThere’s just a couple of weeks left until HP Discover in Las Vegas. If you haven’t already started perusing the session catalog now’s the time to do that. I wanted to share with you all what sessions and demos we will have that are focused on Software-Defined Storage. We will have a bunch of product experts in attendance delivering Discover theater sessions, business and technical breakouts, hands-on labs, demos and a discussion forum. Check out this article for the full run down.

The market leader and the market newbie: a Software-Defined Storage comparison

By Kate Davis, @KateAtHP, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage

 

Market_Piechart.pngIt’s been a year since I wrote my first article on Software-Defined Storage. At that time we were at the definition stage – what does the Software-Defined Storage (SDS) term mean, and what products fit that category. Since then, the term SDS has become widely known and accepted but what's been missing is the market data, but Wikibon fixed that last Friday as they released their first report of the Server SAN market.

 

What else has been missing?  A blog from me that offers a compare of HP StoreVirtual VSA and VMware VSAN. Well, the wait is over.

Software-Defined Storage: where, how and why we’re taking the lead

HP_StoreVirtual_VSA_RGB_blue_NT.pngIt’s a new year and I have a new job to kick it off. I’ve been the worldwide marketing manager for LeftHand, now StoreVirtual, for the past three years and now I am focused full time on VSA and Software-Defined Storage (SDS). It’s going to be a busy year as we move forward to make sure you understand the full benefits that SDS and our VSA products bring to your business. We kicked this effort off with the November announcement of the Unlock your Storage program, where customers who purchase any of the eligible models of the HP ProLiant Gen8 server line receive a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA.

 

Momentum is building fast, making this the ideal time to revisit our products and leadership accomplishments when it comes to Software-Defined Storage.

HP Tech Talk talks software-defined storage and StoreVirtual VSA

Last May, I had a blog post telling you about HP Tech Talk, a new weekly show we're doing with Andy McCaskey from SDRNews.com.  The show covers topics across storage, cloud, servers, and networking.  I fell a bit behind and didn't line up storage guests for Andy to interview over the last couple months but I finally got on the ball and Andy posted the latest HP Tech Talk with Kate Davis, giving an update on HP StoreVirtual Storage and software-defined storage. 

 

Here's the interview Andy did with Kate - it's about 12 minutes long.

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