What Is Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI)?

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.

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 storage

Software defined storage

Eliminate complexity and free your infrastructure from the limitations of dedicated hardware.

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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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Resources for software defined infrastructure

Blog Post : Succeeding in a multi-cloud world with HPE Helion CloudSystem

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Blog Post

Succeeding in a multi-cloud world with HPE Helion CloudSystem

White Paper : HPE StoreVirtual Architecture

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White Paper

StoreVirtual architecture

eBook : Composable Infrastructure For Dummies

Composable Infrastructure for Dummies - Identify IT Challenges
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Need a crash course in composable infrastructure? Find out how the pieces fit together to simplify hybrid IT and turn your data center into a revenue generator.