IT Innovators: Want to Know More About Software-Defined Storage? Here’s Your Chance

IT Innovators: Want to Know More About Software-Defined Storage? Here’s Your Chance

Last week I posted a blog on storage, and in particular, Microsoft’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) as covered in the Platform Vision & Strategy (4 of 7): Storage Overview session at Microsoft Ignite 2015. While it may have whet your appetite on the subject matter, it likely didn’t answer all of the questions you had. This week, I’ve compiled a list of resources that can help if you're looking to dig deeper into the subject.

The first resource is a listing of 12 storage sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2015, all of which can be viewed on demand at the links provided. The sessions include:

The next resource I suggest checking out is a blog by Siddhartha Roy, Group Program Manager at Microsoft, on next-generation storage for the software-defined datacenter. The blog discusses storage choices, defines software-defined storage, and examines Microsoft’s storage innovation for the software-defined datacenter.

If you want even more information, go to the main Azure Stack site, located at: The site gives you details on Azure and what it can do for your datacenter, including a look at how it delivers a cloud-inspired hybrid infrastructure for existing and next-generation applications. There’s also information on Azure as a cloud-consistent service delivery and app platform that will enable you to deliver IaaS and PaaS services in your datacenter and customize these services to meet the needs of your users. You can even download a Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.

In addition, you can check out a blog by Natalia Mackevicius, Partner Group PM Manager at Microsoft, announcing the Microsoft Azure Stack, and one by Mike Neil, General Manager for Windows Server at Microsoft, discussing how Microsoft is bringing the next generation of hybrid cloud, Azure, to your datacenter. There’s also some content on storage from the recent Build 2015 event that you might find interesting (e.g., an Azure Resource Manager presentation and a session on the next-generation of Azure compute platform).

And, if all of this isn’t enough, you can access free IT training on Microsoft Azure online at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Any one of these resources should go a long way in getting you the information you need on a topic that’s sure to remain a key industry trend for years to come.

This blog about storage and networking is sponsored by Microsoft.

Cheryl J. Ajluni is a freelance writer and editor based in California. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Systems Design and served as the EDA/Advanced Technology editor for Electronic Design for over 10 years. She is also a published book author and patented engineer. Her work regularly appears in print and online publications. Contact her at [email protected] with your comments or story ideas.



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