Why Parallel I/O Software and Moore’s Law Enable Virtualization and Software-Defined Data Centers to Achieve their Potential Whitepaper
In the software-de ned data center (SDDC), all elements of the infrastructure, including networking, compute, servers and storage, are virtualized and delivered as a service. Virtualization both at the server and storage level are therefore critical components on the journey to a SDDC since they shield users from underlying hardware complexity and enable greater productivity through software automation and agility.
Today’s demanding applications, especially within virtualized environments, require high performance from storage to keep up with the rate of data acquisition and unpredictable demands of enterprise workloads. In a world that requires near instant response times and increasingly faster access to data, the needs of business-critical tier 1 enterprise applications, such as databases including SQL, Oracle and SAP, have been largely unmet.