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Shutterstock CIO shares SDDC architecture lessons learned
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of November 2016 Vol. 57
Large tech companies with extensive resources, such as Amazon Web Services and Facebook, have undergone the transition from a traditional to a software-defined data center, but few organizations have attempted to follow suit -- at least, not yet. A common barrier to software-defined data center (SDDC) adoption is a lack of a coordinated vision. The technology team at stock photography company Shutterstock, however -- led by its new CIO David Giambruno -- has achieved a proof of concept for an API-driven SDDC. Giambruno's previous experience prepared him for the overwhelming task. As CIO of Tribune Media, he reorganized the company's IT infrastructure after Tribune split its media and publishing businesses in 2014. His team replaced the legacy infrastructure with VMware's network, storage and compute services, including NSX, and built a software-defined data center. He also used ecosystem components such as PaloAlto and Riverbed. Now in his role at Shutterstock, Giambruno is leading another SDDC transformation, and recently ...
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David Giambruno is leading his team toward an SDDC architecture -- for the second time. In this Q&A, Shutterstock's new CIO shares his greatest challenges and lessons learned.
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