Software-Defined Data Center? Just a Buzzword without Demand-Driven Control
For global banks the data center is a revenue impacting gateway. Financial transactions rely on applications, which in turn rely on data centers. Thousands of financial transactions are processed per minute and any delay in service can have billion-dollar consequences. Banks are turning to Software-Defined Data Centers to mitigate the risks, but without Demand-Driven Control those investments fall short of success.
As part of a larger shift towards increasing IT efficiency, more and more companies are pursuing software-defined data centers (SDDC). Advancements in server and desktop virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage (SDS), and software-defined [insert data center entity here] are allowing system administrators to decouple hardware from the computing resources. Leading banks like Bank of America are steering their IT to almost total virtualization.
Moving, resizing, starting, and stopping virtual machines or containers to meet application workload demand is easier, but these decisions multiplied across thousands of VMs and the compute, memory, storage and network resources that supply them creates a far more complex environment—even more so as the line between virtual and physical blurs with the advancement of technology. Navigating the scale and interdependencies of these decisions is a behemoth task.
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