I recently announced the opening for nominations for the IBM Software Defined Environment residency program. I encourage you to submit your nomination utilizing the link included at the bottom of this announcement.
A Software Defined Environment (SDE) optimizes the entire computing infrastructure — compute, storage and network resources — so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today's environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads; that happens automatically in a SDE. In a SDE, workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies to deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address infrastructure issues. Underlying all of this are policy-based compliance checks and updates, in a centrally managed environment. So, think integration, automation and optimization. Those are enablers to cloud delivery and analytics. SDE has the capability to accelerate business success by making a happy marriage between workloads and resources so you have a responsive, adaptive environment.
With IBM’s Software Defined Environment, infrastructure is fully programmable to rapidly deploy workloads on optimal resources and to instantly respond to changing business demands
Software = Abstracted and virtualized IT infrastructure resources managed by software
Defined = Applications automatically define infrastructure requirements and configuration
Environments = IT infrastructure that extends multiple environments to go beyond the data center
During the residency the team will position all the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) offerings in a holistic way, and focus on SDE planning, implementation and management. When possible, the SDE reference architecture can be describe including software products such as the IBMSmartCloud Orchestrator, Provisioning and also Application LifeCycle Management, and so on. The overall goal of the residency is to create a publication describing how to make all the bits work together with references to the content that explains how the individual products work within the SDE solution.
To read more about the residency objective, and to also submit your nomination, please refer to the following website:
If you are involved in this area, please send me your suggestions for this residency including comments about the what you think makes this solutions a viable option for your enterprise.
For additional information about the IBM Software Defined Environment, and to learn more about it, refer to the following website: