Do you still assign resources manually to workloads in your IT Environment? Software Defined Environment (SDE) does it automatically for you. A Software Defined Environment is Resource Smart, i.e. it drives efficiency by making the connections between workloads and resources more effective. In SDE, the resources are dynamically assigned based on application characteristics and availability. This is possible through SDE’s automation capability that eliminates manual efforts, manages the domains (compute, networking and storage) under a single silo which ultimately results in optimum utilization of data center resources.
The operational paradigm to build an efficient Resource Smart Software Defined Environment is OpenStack, Open Standards enterprise IT system. The SDE based on Open Standards allow different vendors to play within a standardized set of interfaces, innovate and deliver additional capabilities (as there will be no vendor lock-ins). Thus, SDE helps you to achieve integrated and interoperable infrastructure management and beyond. Organizations are turning to embrace Resource Smart SDE based on Open Standards to provide policy based optimization across domains, intelligent placement & migration of workloads and balanced workload demand with infrastructure supply.
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