What is Software-Defined Infrastructure?

Software-defined infrastructure consists of fully virtualised compute, networking and storage resources that are logically pooled and can be managed as if they were software. This allows policy-based infrastructure provisioning and enables IT automation.

Why software-defined infrastructure?

Software-defined infrastructure is not tied to specific hardware and can operate with little human intervention. This model allows many critical IT functions to be fully integrated and automated. Major benefits include:

  • Simplified, standardised IT consumption models: Full data-centre virtualisation allows compute, networking and storage resources to be flexibly configured on a per-application basis from commoditised hardware.
  • Automated configuration, back-ups and data recovery: Application-aware infrastructure automatically handles application requirements, security, and disaster-preparedness functions.
  • Ease of management: App-store like management dashboards can be used to provision and monitor software-defined infrastructure.
  • Fully integrated hybrid cloud capabilities: SDI is capable of placing workloads in private or public clouds as appropriate to maintain data integrity while increasing speed and efficiency and decreasing costs.

HPE software-defined infrastructure products and services

HPE’s composable and hyperconverged infrastructure systems, software-defined networking and storage products, and expert consultants can help you build the right software-defined infrastructure solution for your business.

Composable infrastructure

Composable infrastructure

Combine software-defined intelligence with a unified API to deploy IT resources quickly using powerful software.

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Software-defined infrastructure services

Software-defined infrastructure services

HPE’s consultants will help you simplify your IT infrastructure and enable service improvement.

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Software-defined networking

Software-defined networking

Create an intelligent, programmable, centrally-controlled network to master diverse applications and workloads.

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