Six years ago I wrote this article : Open Source Storage in which I described that storage will become “Software Defined”. Basically I already predicted SDN before the acronym was even invented. What I did not see coming is that Oracle would buy SUN and by doing that basically killing off the entire “Open Source” part of that article but hey, at least you can call yourself a Americas Cup sponsor and Larry Elisons yacht maintainer. 🙂
Fast forwarding 6 years and we land in 2015 we see the software defined storage landscape has expanded massively. Not only is there a huge amount of different solutions available now but the majority of them have evolved into a mature storage platform with almost infinite scalability towards capacity and performance.