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A Software Defined Environment is an entire IT infrastructure programmable as individual systems. One controlled not by hands and hardware, but by software. One in which workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies. Infrastructure as code! A Software Defined Environment delivers IT services in the most efficient way possible by creating a responsive, adaptive environment enabled by open standards. This approach includes not just storage and computing, but software defined networking as well.

IBM Software Defined Environments -- Next Generation Automation for Cloud

SDE Story and Experiments

IBM showcased this IBM SDE solution at IBM Pulse2014 in February.

The accompanying solution brief provides an overview of Software Defined Environments demo that was showcased at the Infrastructure Matters Zone.


Select a product:

   Software Defined Compute
      IBM PowerVC   |    IBM SmartCloud Entry    |    IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator

   Software Defined Storage
      IBM General Parallel File System

   Software Defined Network
      IBM Software Defined Network - VE

   General
      IBM Flex System Manager Mobile   |    IBM Platform Resource Scheduler

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Featured Bloggers

KhalidAhmed's photoKhalid Ahmed
Khalid is the Chief Architect for Systems Software at IBM Platform. His focus is on the design and architecture of large scale grid and cloud computing systems with focus on resource scheduling, workload management and software defined environments.

thomasspatzier's photoThomas Spatzier
Thomas is a Cloud Architect who works in the Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure CTO office. His focus area is cloud orchestration including open standards and open source initiatives, as well as their application in IBM's cloud management products. Follow Thomas on twitter @tspatzier.

Meet the Experts

  • Dave's photo

    Dave Willoughby is a Senior Technical Staff Member on the IBM Software Defined Environments (SDE) development team. He is working to extend IBM compute, storage, and network products to have software programmable characteristics such as capacity, performance, availability so that line-of-business users can get exactly the IT infrastructure they need for their development and production applications, in a self service, continuous deployment fashion. You can reach Dave via the SDE product forums, and follow Dave on twitter @drdavew00.


  • Ron's photo

    Ron Riffe is a Program Director for Software Defined Environments (SDC, SDS, SDN). He has a twenty-seven year background in the storage industry, having held positions as both a consumer and a vendor, as well as roles spanning from administrator, to thought leader, to strategic planner, to senior manager. He is also a passionate leader, speaker and author. Join the conversation with him on twitter @RonRiffe, LinkedIn, Google+ or his personal blog, The Line.


Featured Content

first SDE video

SDE Story and Demonstration

second SDE video

SDE: "Infrastructure as Code"

third SDE video

Cloud Architect SDE Presentation, Nov 6, 2013

fourth SDE video

IBM GPFS Cinder Driver for Havana OpenStack: Bringing superior GPFS storage functionality to your cloud!

fifth SDE video

Grow IBM BigInsights capacity dynamically in the cloud

sixth SDE video

Workflow to increase server capacity in IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator

seventh SDE video

Deploying testbeds for multi-tier applications in an automated manner

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