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August 22, 2013

All Systems Go for the Software-Defined Data Center

New market data is adding momentum to the software-defined data center (SDDC) movement, invoking images of instant provisioning of end-to-end data environments and anytime/anywhere access for users unwilling to restrict their data usage according to the whims of the physical universe.

Normally, this is the part where I would say something like “the reality will be quite different,” but the fact is that SDDC does have the potential to foster the kind of data infrastructure that allows users and even applications themselves to define their own operating environments, seamlessly compiling resources wherever they may be found—physical, virtual, on-premise, in the cloud—and dramatically reducing both the cost and power consumption of today’s patchwork infrastructure.

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http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/infrastructure/all-systems-go-for-the-software-defined-data-center.html