Software defined storage has tremendous potential. The ability to decouple storage from the applications and systems that use those resources can yield huge benefits for businesses, allowing them to quickly scale capacity when it’s needed and maximise the utilization of infrastructure.

That’s the theory, at least. But while SDS has taken off quickly in test and dev environments, its adoption for production use hasn’t been as swift. According to Gartner, last year just 14% of enterprises were using SDS broadly in production.

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