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IBM has heavily advertised its strategy to support the exponentially increased demand of cloud computing workloads, inspired by consumer internet services. So what’s the strategy? The software defined environment (SDE). But what does SDE really mean?
“7 out of 10 organizations believe IT infrastructure plays an important role in enabling competitive advantage or optimizing revenue and profit…Yet, less than 10% of all organizations are fully prepared to address mobile, social, big data and analytics, and cloud.”
When IT professionals talk about software defined data centers, the emphasis is typically on virtual servers — how they’re created, provisioned and maintained. But a truly smart software defined data center should be optimized as comprehensively as possible, across all resources. And among those, one of the most critical is storage.
When you think about the clever body functions that the human brain uses to execute complex tasks, the scenario isn’t all that different from the way smarter hardware operates.
Software defined environments (SDE) are going to be the talk of the town–at least at IBM Pulse2014. Don’t miss the premier cloud conference and the panels, discussions and sessions surrounding SDE.
Many storage purchasing decisions are still based on specifications, as IT or purchasing departments strive to make “apples to apples” comparisons based on hardware specification, such as cache size, quantity of disk drives and so on. In an SDE, these comparisons will fail to lead to a meaningful conclusion for two keys reasons.
We are proud to introduce the new unified IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (SDN VE) controller. It encompasses both network overlays and physical programmability of your physical devices within the same controller. Not different controllers, not different teams—one unified controller that deploys and manages all of the networking elements, both virtual and physical.