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1 Richard Vining commented Trackback

Great timing on this post, Ron. I was just reading an editorial by Rich Castagna on searchstorage.com (http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/opinion/Software-defined-storage-Is-hardware-obsolete), pondering whether "software-defined storage" was just the latest marketing hype and that vendors were somehow claiming that this new capability would make storage hardware obsolete.

 
You make the point, very eloquently, that this is not hype, that it has been deployed widely, and that it does not mean the end of storage hardware -- it just shifts the quantity and the costs of the storage hardware in the customer's favor, while also creating new use cases that solve real concerns in the market.

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