Commodity Infrastructure for Software Defined Storage – Coraid’s Scale Out Block

(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)

As a storage professional we can get overwhelmed trying to keep up with every new “alternative” architecture professing to replace our tried-and-true storage solutions. But there seems to be no way to avoid constantly searching for new solutions to deal with data growth, demand for more and differentiating storage services and constrained budgets. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a solid storage building block of infrastructure we could acquire like a commodity across all our projects rather than hunt down specific storage for each new application and use case? We could plug them in like Legos when we needed to transform or expand, and use software to configure them for block, file, and even object storage services.

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