IT professionals are looking to bring greater efficiencies into managing data center operations and infrastructure. The key is to start off with an open platform that is designed to drive infrastructure transformation to enable business innovation velocity. What this means: more programmability and automation to simplify infrastructure management and moving away from the disjointed provisioning and box-by-box management that entails management complexity and long execution cycle time.
Furthermore, driving infrastructure transformation means having open access to a platform that enables IT to deliver rapid innovation and scale without breaking the infrastructure. This means embracing open interfaces, open APIs, open bootloaders, open application integration, open tool sets, etc.
Finally, transformation is about consistency. How repeatable is the process in a dynamic environment at high velocity? It’s important to drive consistent IT outcomes, which adhere to organizational policies that consistently apply changes in an automated workflow. You need an adaptable operating system that affords IT the flexibility to write customized apps running on the platforms, to integrate applications that may have been developed in-house for a specific process, and to write custom scripts that can be triggered by certain events.
The idea is to empower IT to innovate and execute at its own pace and toward its own requirements.
SDxCentral DemoFriday ALERT: Register now for the Cisco DemoFriday: Improve Network Programmability with Cisco Open NX-OS. Join SDxCentral and Cisco on Friday, July 17th for a live presentation on improving network programmability and automation with Cisco Open NX-OS.