Digital transformation is changing how businesses view their infrastructure, putting them in a position of needing technology to not only solve today’s immediate pressing needs, but also serve them well as they embark on a transformation of their business. Dell EMC understands this and has a new portfolio of PowerEdge servers that can scale to address digital transformation.
As public cloud technologies continue to expand and more businesses see the value in these flexible pools of resources, it is clear that not every workload can live off premises, some will be on-premises in private clouds. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has a strategy to help businesses navigate through a world of both public and private cloud.
Most servers today have a 20+ year legacy, which can be a hindrance to true flexibility because they are mired in the past. Cisco built its UCS product from a clean sheet of paper, designing a system, not a server, in order to tackle the compute challenges of both today and the future.
SAP applications scale vertically as most x86-based solutions scale horizontally. Lenovo recognizes this challenge and their portfolio of highly scalable systems with massive memory footprints make them an excellent platform for deploying SAP.
As OpenStack continues to mature, the storage choices multiply, bringing private cloud deployments more flexibility in handling the explosion of data in the private cloud. Intel has been working behind the scenes and contributing to ensure a robust set of options for OpenStack storage deployment.
The drive for digital transformation is being led by the CIO. Because of the criticality of this transformational strategy, the CIO is finding a place at the table more often because their efforts are now driving the business, not just the infrastructure.
Marc Andressen said that “software will eat the world, but the change is not just in applications. Software also has the ability to consume the traditional network, and orchestration is the accelerator that can make this happen.
After years of CLI-driven networking, businesses are being held back by their networking as it focuses on the technical aspects and not the business aspects. Apstra is a pioneer, one of the first to form the idea of intent-based networking that approaches the issue of configuration and validation from the business perspective.
A summary of the Spring 2106 meeting of the Open Networking User Group where leading customers have an opportunity to provide candid and concise input to the vendors who are creating products in the open networking space.
The customer demand for open networking continues to grow as customers tire of being tied into proprietary networking stacks that don’t match the dynamic needs of their current environments. Dell’s fully open networking portfolio is helping drive this momentum.