Decrypt tomorrow's software-defined everything
Software-defined computing has a lot of potential with commodity hardware under an intelligent software layer. But it's still a new venture for most enterprises, a reality that is likely a mixed software- and hardware-defined facility. Read Now
Software-defined everything (SDx or SDE) is making its way into the data center, led by SDN to abstract network architecture and adding programmability. SDS and full SDDC are also catching on as the SDx trend makes data center operations more efficient.
Get familiar with software-defined everything. If it isn't in your data center already, it will be there soon.
1What you need for a software-defined network
Software-defined networking (SDN) allows network engineers and admins to respond quickly to changing business needs. Control in a software-defined network is decoupled from the physical infrastructure so network admins can provision a fabric across equipment, regardless of the hardware vendors. So why hasn't everyone adopted it yet?
SDN and cloud drive greater efficiency, bigger challenges
Although SDN and cloud enable improvements to the IT environment, are the challenges worth it? Security and encryption are holding back SDN implementation, despite the efficiency and agility in the cloud. Read Now
VMware pushes the SDDC agenda
VMware is influencing IT shops to abandon their hardware-oriented facility and adopt a SDDC. VMware hopes to convince more of this change with its new version of NSX, but will its mission be successful? Read Now
2Save room for software-defined storage
Software-defined storage (SDS) makes storage services more efficient. In SDS, the programming that operates data storage tasks is decoupled from the actual arrays, disks and so on. For it to work, IT organizations must pick the vendor offering that's right for them, and understand the true benefits of SDS.
Breaking down software-defined storage
SDS is making its way into the mainstream data storage market, but it's frequently lumped into the storage hypervisor category. Here is a rundown of SDS's benefits, vendor offerings and more. Read Now
How to tell a good SDS offering from the bad
When a technology is much-hyped but underexplained, how do you know what to look for in the purchasing stage? Different vendors approach SDS in various ways. Read Now