TechRepublic, April 27th, 2018
A decade ago, virtual storage was an easily understood concept about using software to administer all your data homes as one big neighborhood, but then at some point it become known as software-defined storage and confusion began to reign.
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO and cofounder of cloud storage specialist ClearSky Data, likes to point out that software-defined anything—storage, data center, network—isn't as great as its cheerleaders say.
"I used to be a software-defined storage skeptic. I'm somewhat converted but not really," he said. "The software-defined storage concept became very cool and 'in' when people saw what the hyperscalers were doing."