back to article Not a shaggy dog story: Software-defined storage inside $300m Softbank pet project

The era of software-defined storage market is truly upon us. Forget city-sized enterprises looking to squeeze costs out of their data centre estate, Nexenta has scored big with Wag!, a US-based dog walking 'sharing economy' app for those that can't be arsed to exercise their pooch. Almost incredibly, Japanese multinational …

  1. Jim Mitchell

    Steering contracts to companies owned by board members? Not a sign of good corporate governance.

  2. JeffyPoooh Silver badge
    Pint

    Software-defined storage

    Program Managers the world over will be falling over themselves to replace actual physical HDD storage on pesky and annoying hardware with simulated/virtual software-defined storage. They've probably already called up Seagate to cancel their orders. They're demanding coders to find the "1TB" string and replace it with "10000000000TB".

    It was the same logic as used when Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5B. Somebody wanted to visualize all hardware with those amazing virtual computers built from virtual blocks. Once everything is vitualized with the Minecraft environment, then that environment can itself be hosted recursively in itself thereby completely eliminating any requirement for any actual hardware whatsoever.

    Someday soon, everything will be software-defined. Even 3D Printers.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Slow news day, eh?

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