Software Defined Storage for Business Storage Management: What to Know and How It Works

Business innovations undoubtedly have an impact on the need for innovative storage solutions to meet a variety of purposes. Software Defined Storage (SDS), one of the key elements, may be the best option for business data storage requirements.

For good reason, Software Defined Storage enables consumers and businesses to isolate or abstract storage resources from the underlying hardware platform. Making storage resources programmable may undoubtedly offer increased flexibility, efficiency, and scalability.

Since it can be automated, this method enables SDS to become a crucial component of the software-designed data center (SDDC) architecture. Explore more about Dell Technologies' most recent software updates and software defined storage in this article.


How Software Defined Storage Works?

Data storage resources are abstracted from the underlying physical storage hardware in software-defined storage, allowing for more flexibility. Fast and automated storage can adjust to changing business demands due to resource flexibility and programmability.

The program's features include automatic provisioning and reassignment of storage capacity as well as policy-based resource management. This characteristic enables SDS to accommodate SLA and QoS, making it simpler to meet security, governance, and data protection requirements.

When correctly managed, SDS may enhance the performance, availability, and effectiveness of corporate applications and data storage requirements.


Benefits of Using Software Defined Storage

Software Defined Storage offers the following advantages as a data storage solution.

– Future-proof due to independence from lockouts with hardware vendors.

– Automation and programmability.

– Easier scalability and faster changes.

– Increased efficiency.

Read More: Here's Why You Should Reinvent Your Products with Dell Technologies OEM Solutions


Types of Software Defined Storage

Here are a few cases of software defined storage that can handle many storage types.

– Hypervisor based.

– Containers based (eg, running in Docker containers).

– Scale-out unstructured data storage.

– A distributed file system for offloading object storage.

– HCI software (storage combined with network, compute, and virtualization software in the same package).


Use Cases of Software Defined Storage

Following are four scenarios where Software Defined Storage can be applied.

Remote Office or Branch Office (ROBO)

Utilize current hardware (servers) for easier deployment and maintenance while getting a higher return on investment.

Sturdy System

Tactical situations, first-aid circumstances, difficult surroundings, and difficult conditions.

Hybrid Cloud Implementation

The same data management platform can be used to manage implementations in both on-premises and private cloud settings, negating the need for additional tools, reporting, and training.

Data Center Infrastructure Modernization

Storage with policies as part of infrastructure modernization initiatives.

Read More: PowerProtect Backup Appliances Provide Your Enterprise Data Backup Solution


Dell Technologies Introduces New Software Defined Storage

software defined storage dell technologies

Dell Technologies offers PowerStore 3.0, the most recent storage software upgrade, in order to meet the wide range of customer storage demands. More than 120 new capabilities have been added to PowerStore 3.0 compared to the previous version as a result of extensive study by the Dell Technologies team.

In virtue of the three Product of the Year awards and 12,000 successful installations in 90+ countries with 50 million hours of operation of PowerStore's storage predecessor, Dell Technologies decided to provide an improved version for PowerStore 3.0. In its most recent edition, Dell Technologies acknowledges that organizations today employ primary storage most frequently as mid-range storage to preserve the continuity of crucial data.

PowerStore 3.0 is a mid-range storage product featuring storage capabilities and technology that may aid users in expanding their businesses through a variety of configuration options and features. Additionally, clients can expand and modify the needed capacity in accordance with company changes.

All-NVME storage, which may considerably boost storage performance, and inline dedupe compression, can boost storage efficiency and lower corporate costs, are just two of the new PowerStore 3.0 features. Then there are scale-up and scale-out features, AppsOn, container architecture, data resilience engine, and other new features that can assist the scaling of client data.

PowerStore 3.0 is a cutting-edge storage solution that clients can use to grow their businesses. It is the result of extensive study. Customers receive improved data thanks to full hardware changes for the second generation. Option to increase high-capacity NVMe enclosures, install faster Intel CPUs on client devices, and allow networking with 100GbE IO—all while preserving performance and encouraging investment.


Benefits of Dell Technologies' New Software Defined Storage Solution

For its newest software-defined storage system, Dell Technologies undoubtedly offers several enhancements over its predecessor. The following benefits are missing from its prior storage solutions.

Faster Performance

The most recent Powerstore software's improvement additionally boosts IOPS standard performance by up to 50%. Copy actions were accelerated up to 10 times, and writing was 70 percent quicker.

Higher Scalability

Business growth is undoubtedly requiring flexible scalability in storage, which the most recent PowerStore software version can provide. Dell's most recent storage solution, which includes the entry level PowerStore 500 series, boosts the maximum capacity by up to 66 percent, to 17PBe per cluster.

NVME Ecosystem

It is made possible for Dell PowerStore to be improved with NVME/TCP support for backend storage and smart fabric storage software such that connection speed to the network is 73% better and 50% more efficient mainly to the usage of All-NVME disks.


Get Dell Technologies' News Software Defined Storage at VTI

Time to provide a storage solution with strong performance and features in line with your requirements and the size of your company. Virtus Technology Indonesia (VTI), trusted advanced partner of Dell Technologies in Indonesia, offers Software Defined Storage solutions from Dell Technologies.

In order to save you from making errors, the Virtus IT team will assist you at every level, from consultation through deployment, management, and after-sales support. Contact for more information about Virtus' Dell Technologies solutions.

Author: Ervina Anggraini

Content Writer CTI Group

Share to:

Privacy Policy

PT Virtus Technology Indonesia (“VTI” or “us”) is strongly committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected as utmost importance to us., we shall govern your use of this website, including all pages within this website (collectively referred to herein below as this “Website”), we want to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for visitors.The following are terms of privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) between you (“you” or “your”) and VTI. By accessing the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.
Use of The Subscription Service by VTI and Our Customers
When you request information from VTI and supply information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you, you agree to disclose that information with us. VTI may disclose such information for marketing, promotional and activity only for the purpose of VTI and the Website.
Collecting Information
You are free to explore the Website without providing any personal information about yourself. When you visit the Website or register for the subscription service, we provide some navigational information for you to fill out your personal information to access some content we offered.VTI may collect your personal data such as your name, email address, company name, phone number and other information about yourself or your business. We are collecting your data in some ways, online and offline. VTI collects your data online using features of social media, email marketing, website, and cookies technology. We may collect your data offline in events like conference, gathering, workshop, etc. However, we will not use or disclose those informations with third party or send unsolicited email to any of the addresses we collect, without your express permission. We ensure that your personal identities will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
How VTI Use the Collected Information
VTI use the information that is collected only in compliance with this privacy policy. Customers who subscribe to our subscription services are obligated through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy.
In addition to the uses of your information, we may use your personal information to:
Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the websites and to improve the subscription services.
Send information about VTI.
Promote our services to you and share promotional and informational content with you in accordance with your communication preferences.Send information to you regarding changes to our customers’ terms of service, Privacy Policy (including the cookie policy), or other legal agreements
Cookies Technology
Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Cookies can record your preferences when visiting a particular site and give the advantage of identifying the interest of our visitor for statistical analysis of our site. This information can enable us to improve the content, modifying and making our site more user friendly.Cookies were used for some reasons such as technical reasons for our website to operate. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interest of our users to enhance the experience of our website and subscription service. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within the VTI to customers who have an interest on particular subjects.You have the right to decide whether to accept or refuse cookies. You can edit your cookies preferences on browser setup. If you choose to refuse the cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.This Website may also display advertisements from third parties containing links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we do not have any control over the website. VTI cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such websites and this Privacy Policy does not govern such websites.
Control Your Personal Data
VTI give control to you to manage your personal data. You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information. You may unsubscribe from our marketing activity by clicking unsubscribe us from the bottom of our email or contacting us directly to remove you from our subscription listWe will keep your personal information accurate, and we allow you to correct or change your personal identifiable information through