Demystifying software defined environments, open source, cloud and more
IBM Software Defined 2700052JD4 Visits (2005)
Among tech topics that generated most buzz at the recently concluded Red Hat Summit in San Francisco - cloud, soft
♦ The discussion started with Scott’s comments on the IBM’s strategic decision to invest in Linux back in 1999 when it was still in its infancy stage and IBM’s outlook on open source technologies today
♦ On the cloud and open source front, Scott suggested that open source will continue to evolve and that OpenStack is a great example of the community taking the open source move to the next level.
♦ According to him, cloud is a way to transform IT and IBM is using OpenStack as the core technology for its cloud offerings to provide a packaged self-contained product that can be used to manage cloud like infrastructures
♦ When asked about his views on SDE, Scott said, “In a software defined everything, there are two components; first, an application aware IT infrastructure – an infrastructure that understands what applications are going to run, and second; resource smart IT infrastructure – smart utilization of infrastructure resources”. From IBM’s perspective, IT is all about the applications/ workloads and resources and the SDE marries these two components, he added.