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Top Trends Driving the Data Center in 2015




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Software-Defined Infrastructure Redefines Operations and Administration

As infrastructure becomes more software-defined, operations will be automated, eliminating manual configuration — and reconfiguration — at the hardware-component level. This will allow for greater agility, fewer errors, and lower operational costs. Employing post-virtualization infrastructure, such as hyperconverged infrastructure, will eliminate the physical silos and be disruptive to traditional IT roles. In this new world, administrators will need to embrace new skills and get comfortable shedding the mundane and repetitive tasks, such as provisioning storage.

Information technology is a key competitive advantage for organizations of all sizes. To be responsive to business requirements, IT needs to be agile and scalable. And, to ensure that IT can adapt to ever-changing business requirements, infrastructure and operational expenses need to be cost-effective to fund and enable innovation. At the same time, IT services are expected to be continuously available and ubiquitously accessible.

The following slides depict some of the drivers informing these 2015 predictions, according to Jesse St. Laurent, vice president of product strategy at SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center.

SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services.

 

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