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One of the things you'll hear us talk about is the Software Defined Environment.
Imagine 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!
We call this a Software Defined Environment (SDE). Our goal is to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible by creating a responsive, adaptive environment enabled by open standards. The new approach will include not just storage and computing, but software defined networking as well.
Please join us here at this community to help us drive the future of Software Defined Environments.
SDE Story and Demonstration
When using software to define infrastructure, deployment becomes a breeze, removing manual steps, while delivering efficiency, repeatability, and confidence in providing virtual environments to line-of-business end users. No more waiting for several admins to adjust the physical infrastructure! No more re-inventing a deployment if the prior owner left the company.
In this video, IBM shows its vision for enabling enterprise application deployers and enterprise cloud providers with state-of-the-art tools to be far more productive and effective, moving from reacting to planning. IBM also shows a demo of current capabilities for an IBM InfoSphere BigInsights pattern developed, tested, and then scaled to production, easily and stress free, using GPFS-based cloud storage.
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Matt Hogstrom is an IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO of IBM SDE. Matt has over 25 years of software development and IT deployment experience, across mainframes, UNIX, and middleware, and direct IT deployment experience in retail, real estate, medical and financial companies. Follow Matt on twitter @hogstrom.
Renato Recio is an IBM Fellow & CTO of IBM System Networking, specializing in System I/O and Network Architecture, Strategy, and Standards. For the past 15 years Renato has played a leadership role in the strategy, architecture and design of future IBM system I/O and Networks.
Meet the Experts
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 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.
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