Channeling Bruce Lee in the Software-Defined Data Center
Software-Defined seems to be the big news now a days, it’s what all the cool kids are talking about, but what the hell is it? I’m not that old, 30 to be precise, but when did they start changing how my data centers where put together? Why can’t I keep my siloed, monolithic, and organized data center? Core routers to distribution switches and on to access switches. Racks of name brand blade servers hooked into name brand storage arrays, you know what I’m talking about. The stereotypical data center for the past 15 years! This is what I cut my teeth on, what I made a living with, and what I was damn good at!
So what does Software-Defined mean?
Software-Defined is the term used when you use a mediation layer to control the underlying infrastructure and match the demands of the application/workload/systems admin. If you are familiar with VMTurbo then you know this is essentially what we do in a nutshell. This means that it no longer matters what tin you are on, as long…
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