How to navigate software-defined storage as an MSP

 

The ultimate guide to software-defined storage, for the modern-day Managed Service Provider

What you’ll find in this guide:

  • An overview of software-defined storage (SDS)
  • A deep dive into the key features of SDS that offer value to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and internal Service Providers (SPs)
  • An introduction to Ceph, the leading open-source SDS software
  • A review of SoftIron’s HyperDrive storage solution, purpose-built to optimize Ceph

If you’re responsible for even a small part of an MSP operation today, it’s highly likely that your data center infrastructure – and how to optimize it for success – is on your radar.

To help ease the journey of discovery, assessment and implementation of an SDS strategy in your organization, we’ve compiled some of the top challenges that Managed Service Providers face in their day-to-day, and explain how software-defined storage can assist in addressing them. From catering to increasing – and varied – customer demands, streamlining day-to-day operations and saving money, we’re sure you’ll find help with what you’re looking for here.

We also share some insights into what we consider the best SDS solution out there: Ceph. While we mostly refer to Managed Service Providers here, all this advice also applies to internal ICT service providers. Whether your customers are a collection of small-to-medium organizations, or the business unit stakeholders of a global company, it’s worth your time to look at the advantages offered by an SDS approach.

Download the eBook here.