Software Defined Storage: Using Software to Create an Agile IT Infrastructure

System downtime—planned and unplanned—is a fact of life in today’s IT-driven environment. But this downtime, and the associated risk of lost data and increased costs, can be devastating to an organization, especially when mission-critical operations rely on an infrastructure that is always on. How can organizations reconcile these two business realities?

NetApp commissioned Market Connections to learn the frequency of infrastructure refreshes and scheduled maintenance; the impact of unplanned system downtime, and the organization’s confidence in its infrastructure.

SDS is doing for storage what server virtualization did for servers—enabling the ability to adapt infrastructure at the pace of business. SDS allows for seamless expansion capacity and performance, and it can rebalance critical workloads without downtime.

Learn more about SDS in the full research report here.