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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
The following demo was showcased at the Software Defined Environments pedestal at IBM Edge,2014. Shown within this demo are the following technologies: easy creation of a new cloud, quick deployment of an application pattern, built in policies for smart resource allocation, and easy management of Elastic Storage.
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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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