Software Defined Everything, or SDx as it’s known – it’s the
virtualization of compute, network and storage resources
combined with automation and orchestration systems. And, it’s
helping today’s enterprises and communication service providers
significantly accelerate the time to deliver new applications
Need a new VM? Click a button. Want more storage? Click again.
Looking to set up the infrastructure for a video stream between
New York and London? You get the picture. The days of racking
and stacking new devices and entering in sets of CLI commands
by hand are coming to an end.
Today’s vendors use varied strategies to enable an on-demand,
elastic infrastructure through SDx. And, the differences can be
overwhelming. Even so, a recent Infonetics Research study shows
that 87% of enterprises in North America plan to have software
defined networking live in their infrastructures by 2016.