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In our earlier blog, Matt Hogstrom, CTO, IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) explained about IBM’s SDE approach towards supporting the complete stack of the data center infrastructure from computer hardware to end-user software based on OpenStack. And now, Matt’s exclusive tete-a-tete with Datacenter Dynamics author, Penny Jones, describes IBM’
Well, the interview is quite interesting because it not only discusses the SDE foundations but the technology, the best practices as well as the intelligence for managing the Software-Defined Infrastructure. Let’s take a look at the key highlights of the conversation (according to Matt):
The notion with IBM products in relation to SDE is to deliver, via APIs, behavioral models allowing customers to build cloud that looks and feels the same as any cloud from Open Stack. Also, vendors can innovate and deliver additional competency within that framework. IBM has been working on this vision and is ahead of the curve by having Patents back in 2009 around virtual systems. IBM believes OpenStack community is the appropriate platform to embrace the way of expressing these patents. And with OpenStack, the need is to have a common language to describe service objectives (to avoid vendor lock-in) and a common culture to cultivate new technologies to reach goals as well as meet immediate needs and pressures.
Subject Matter Experts are key underpinning SDE. At IBM, skill and knowledge are diversified and cross-pollinated with respective practice zones to deliver diverse perspective and become more competent. Matt Hogstrom is also a Subject Matter Expert for Soft