"Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) implements hardware disaggregation with the nimbleness to adapt infrastructure resources to business needs in real time." This comes from a post by Tomas Fredberg that explored how software-defined infrastructure will drive hyperscale and lower TCO.
That post came out in March. And the ideas and technology behind SDI have been developing since. Much of this progress was on display at the Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco earlier this month. In this video, watch our David Partain talk about SDI and how it works with Intel® Rack Scale Design:
Transcript of software-defined infrastructure demo
Speaker: David Partain, Strategic Product Manager
This year we are showing a full rack of our equipment – our Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 – and that equipment includes storage, networking and compute systems. The rack is currently being managed by Ericsson Command Center, which is the software we are showing in this demo.
It is our part of what we call software-defined infrastructure. It’s the ability to take the resources in your datacenter – the networking, storage and compute resources – and dynamically create the infrastructure you need inside of your datacenter.
SDI is tightly bound to Intel® Rack Scale Design, which is what we are working with Intel on, as well as the rest of the Intel® Rack Scale Design community to create the way to build your datacenters in the future. And the future in some sense is already here.
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If you're interested in exploring our ideas in more depth, we recently published an e-book called "Transform Your Datacenter Into Your Competitive Edge."