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Written by Robert Zuber, Lenovo's Enterprise Product Marketing.
The era of the software defined data center is officially here – as evidenced by many of the new software products in the market, that range from converged to hyper-converged infrastructure.
And hardware OEMs are shifting with the times, building new solutions to leverage these new technologies. Where the enterprise market in the past was more focused on the creation of separate components (server, storage, and networking) – the new trend is towards all of these components being combined into a single solution.
Written by Robert Zuber, Lenovo's Enterprise Product Marketing. The era
of the software defined data center is officially here – as evidenced by
New players are coming into the software-defined networking and storage market. Tikiri Wanduragala from Lenovo talks about how data centres are changing.
New thinking in Data Center
hese days, customers have to keep pace with the explosion in data and information required for their business. And they have to do that within a fixed or falling budget, and a fixed set of staff and skills. That’s the underlying macro-economic condition.
In parallel, lots of new technologies are hitting the market that could potentially have a huge impact. One of these is in the realm of web-scale technologies, for example, Amazon, eBay, Google and Facebook. They can address some of the problems their customers are having with data or, to be more specific, big data capacity requirements.
On top of that, SSD and Flash are coming down the pipeline. The combination of those two – web-scale and Flash – is resulting in technologies that we’re calling software-defined. These move the management and the provisioning to the application. People are looking at these technologies as the next big thing.