the rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces like the
explosion of big data, can keep the best linux® and server administrators playing catch-up when
it comes to storage. the status quo in the enterprise — a clutter of monolithic storage devices and
proprietary, disconnected technologies – stifles innovation and productivity, leaving administrators with the burden of piecing together increasingly complex solutions and the responsibility for keeping them running.
In contrast, modern, software-defined storage technologies provide a rare oppotunity for administrators to help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks, doing forstorage what servers have experienced in the recent past.