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Eric Herzog of IBM shares his insights on IBM flash and software-defined storage offerings

If you haven't considered IBM storage recently, you may have missed out on a good opportunity to drive better results across your storage environment. This is what I took away from my recent interview with Eric Herzog, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management for Software Defined Infrastructures at IBM. In the interview—which you can watch in the video below—Eric and I went over some of the recent developments IBM has made in the areas of flash and software defined storage.

Understanding the potential challenges of Software Defined Storage

The potential benefits of Software Defined Storage have been well documented: whether it's increasing business agility, enabling innovation and advanced storage features, or just cutting costs and complexity, it's easy to understand why so many different organizations are excited about SDS.

Software Defined Storage: What is it, and how can it benefit me?

Today's storage administrators are surrounded by new and conflicting challenges on all sides. The exponential growth of business data has created new levels of analytics opportunities, but admins who continue to rely on the same old storage technology to manage this new data are just as likely to be overwhelmed by it as they are to draw value from it. Adding new storage capacity on an ad hoc basis is inefficient and costly, and usually ends up creating a very complex storage environment, made up of various different pieces, that can be very difficult to manage.