Computing and storage platforms leveraged by most organizations today are not equipped to keep up with the breakneck pace of global business, nor are they able to handle the challenges associated with the massive growth of data. As more CIOs and IT decision makers look to reduce infrastructure costs while increasing efficiency and agility to accommodate the needs of the business, the move toward software-defined technologies marks the beginning of the journey to evolve IT for many organizations.
These technologies are all leading to one place: the software-defined data center (SDDC), which is defined by the use of software to provision and optimize all elements of IT, such as networking, storage, compute and virtualization resources. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a powerful, emergent technology that is the first step on the path to the SDDC.
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