The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.
It appears that agility and efficiency are coveted by basically everyone involved in protecting and managing data- especially those people struggling to simultaneously keep up with sprawl and meet ever-heightening expectations. One answer to these storage-related challenges centers on introducing a software-defined layer that abstracts and normalizes underlying storage repositories while still enabling already-deployed best of breed componentry to do what it does best.
For those struggling to convince their leadership to adopt software defined storage (SDS), this eBook from Dell EMC can help you make the case. We’ve gathered 5 ways server technology is advancing software-defined storage adoption, making it easier for businesses to implement SDS in the modern data center.
The biggest misconception about SDS is that the underlying hardware is not important. It’s true, many of the features and performance enhancements are now provided by software.1 But, if you thought the hardware provider doesn’t matter when implementing an SDS solution, think again.
We’ll show you why.