Soft IT or SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center)

Jnan Dash's Weblog

I like this major new trend known as software-defined data center and this will be a highly disruptive force in enterprise computing. Gone are the days of expensive physical data center owned by large corporations. Now it is the rise of “soft” infrastructure. Virtual machines and virtual networks and storage can be provisioned and reconfigured rapidly and in a highly automated way, rather than being limited by the constraints of hardware infrastructure that was built for a much less dynamic environment. Most of all it makes great economic sense as the resource utilization will be highly efficient.

The “software-defined data center,” as it is commonly known, has business repercussions that go well beyond transforming data center technology. It has shaken long-term alliances between technology giants. Vendors are scrambling to reposition themselves to best exploit this new era of soft IT. VMWare which specialized in the server virtualization business, is expanding to…

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