Since new products like composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms could offer a way to achieve software-defined infrastructure (SDI) and software-defined data center (SDDC), you can see as new opportunity and path to do it, but you also need to aware for the pitfalls.
Virtualization changed the data center when hypervisors and virtual machines abstracted the underlying hardware. Now, it’s microservices and containers pushing a different abstraction paradigm: products that pool and more easily provision data center resources. That is the new megatrend reality from cloud virtual machine to microservices and application containers, the shift toward DevOps as well.
With the rise of the ‘data center operation system’ technology, composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms each offer a new route to the perceived software-defined paradise. For those newly consider it as new breakthrough opportunity to consider for digital transformation and modern infrastructure initiative. But for those already heavy invested on cloud and virtual machines infrastructure, it need to reconsider and understood how it may help better for the data center virtualization and more important long run business productivity and cost saving perspective as well.
Like software-defined resources, composable infrastructure gives organizations more flexibility over the deployment and configuration of data center resources. It help further de-emphasize physical servers.
A composable, software-defined, bare-metal infrastructure allows user to create an infinite combination of physical hardware that exceeds the bounds of a traditional chassis, providing a higher level of flexibility and control. This approach turns the concept of server virtualization, using a PCIe fabric to pool resources from multiple physical servers rather than divvying up those physical servers into smaller VMs. Customers can effectively stitch together resources across multiple hosts to handle demanding workloads or break apart resources from the pool into separate virtual servers.
To achieve that level of flexibility and control and to take a step toward software-defined, organizations need to approach their IT operations like they’re running a cloud, a private cloud in your own environment. Alternative, takes the cloud approach to on-premises software-defined infrastructure, allowing IT teams to manage virtualized networking, storage and compute from a single console and easily deploy and secure applications. For a true software-defined data center, you should be able to carve out your resources and hand them out to multiple parties, with isolation between them, this is the ideal use case for data centre and ISP, MSP scenario and context. They overcome the limitations of traditional hypervisors by building a composable stack that can aggregate physical resources.
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