Software Defined Storage (SDS) is replacing the closed, proprietary and monolithic hardware-centric systems which have characterised data storage over the last couple of decades.
The advances of hyperscale often associated with Facebook, Google, Amazon, Netflix and the like are now hitting the mainstream, as SDS allows any organisation to store and handle data in a radically more efficient, scalable and cost effective way.
Vespertec is at the forefront, enabling SDS adoption for companies of all kinds – and there are many good reasons to move to SDS with us.
We have extensive experience of SDS design and implementation and we’ve built close relationships with many tried and trusted storage vendors. At the same time we’ve developed robust proof of concept facilities to ensure that adopting SDS with us is a very low-risk process.
Server based storage
A Software Defined Storage platform consists of a number of storage “nodes” which grouped together form a resilient cluster. Each node contains compute and storage and is built using a standard X86 server running a storage application suitable for the use case concerned.
As additional nodes are added the compute layer scales in line with storage capacity which means that the platform can grow without any deterioration in performance.
In fact, the bigger the cluster, the better the performance as the overall compute resource is larger, resulting in faster rebuild times and greater resilience.