More than a single vendor’s buzzword filled vision, the software-defined data center is the culmination of several significant trends that have disrupted the IT industry status quo, delivering order-of-magnitude improvements in datacenter efficiency, flexibility, and business agility.
Compute, storage, and networking have all undergone significant industry and architectural transformation with the advent of virtualization. Each underlying physical hardware stack that comprises the traditional datacenter has experienced dramatic disruption and subsequent standardization, followed by commoditization. The rise of differentiated software has allowed abstraction, consolidation, and optimization of the underlying hardware, fundamentally transforming the operational models and capital expenditure of compute, storage, and networking.
With the mainstream adoption of software defined compute (server virtualization), software defined storage (both hyper-converged form factors and software-only abstraction layers), and software-defined networking (with network virtualization overlays and fabric based SDN underlays), the stage has been set for a new chapter in datacenter orchestration, automation, and policy based provisioning.
Join this webinar and read the report to learn how modern, scale-out architectures, software abstraction, and intelligent orchestration are bringing the vision of the Software Defined Data Center to life, delivering on the promise of agile IT, with modern data centers delivering business agility at the pace of modern business.
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