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What is Software-Defined Infrastructure?
Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) combines software-defined compute (SDC), software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS) into a fully software-defined data center.
Software-defined infrastructure definition
Software-defined infrastructure can be fully deployed and controlled by an application, with no human involvement. This enables applications to specify and configure the hardware they need to run on as part of their code. SDI architectures are open-source and fully extensible.
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, standardized IT consumption models: Full data-center virtualization allows compute, networking and storage resources to be flexibly configured on a per-application basis from commoditized 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.
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