Before implementing an SDDC and the process of transformation, the enterprise should think about how it intends to use it and how it will reorganize itself around a highly fluid, data- and application-centric environment.
Artificial intelligence is certain to affect IT infrastructure in a big way, but it seems that most of the immediate changes will take place on the cloud long before they seep into the enterprise data center.
The enterprise is comfortable relying on VMware virtualization for server infrastructure, so it is not much of a stretch to think they would want to extend that familiar management environment onto the cloud.
While the mainframe has many differences with today’s distributed architectures, at a basic level they are roughly the same: numerous core processors connected to each other and to storage via high-speed networking.
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