How to get started with software-defined storage

A whitepaper on best practices

A PRACTICAL, PROACTIVE STRATEGY

Big data just keeps getting bigger. Finding cost-effective ways to gain real value from an overabundance of information will be key in determining which companies remain relevant in the next few years. Leading enterprises are turning to open, software-defined storage as a sensible way to deploy web-scale IT architectures, giving them more flexibility in how they manage a wide variety of data, even on a massive scale.

But where to start? Read this step-by-step guide for adopting software-defined storage as part of a practical, proactive strategy for managing enterprise data. Flexibility is inherent in this technology. And now more than ever, a flexible IT architecture might be the key to facing the once unthinkable challenges of big data.

THE FIRST 5 STEPS TO A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:

  • Find your key pressure points.
  • Identify the workloads based on these pressure points.
  • Determine how many applications are in play.
  • Migrate noncritical workloads or new applications first.
  • Decide whether your workloads will be virtualized or in the cloud.

Get more detail about this strategy, including the remaining 3 steps, by reading the whitepaper.

Learn more about Red Hat's open, software-defined storage at www.redhat.com/storage.