Thought Leadership

How "software-defined" is redefining the modern data

By moving to a “software-defined” paradigm in the data center, organizations are seeing efficiency gains in both IT service delivery and power/cooling consumption. The ability to provide both improved reliability and increased efficiency is extremely attractive to data center managers, especially given the higher priority that power consumption and power management now receive when managers are deploying new IT initiatives.

This white paper reports on the software-defined trend shaping data centers and why it is poised to become the IT standard in the near future. It includes insights from IT professionals about the evolution of data centers on the software-defined model and their quest to improve operational flexibility, adapt to lower infrastructure spending, and buttress assets against unplanned downtime.