Trailblazing the Way to a Software-Defined World
The recent Forrester report, "Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014," states, “To meet ever rising customer expectations, organizations must ensure that their technology infrastructure is clearly aligned to business strategy.” The same Forrester report highlights how the software-defined data center (SDDC) will affect enterprises and cloud service providers: “To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends:
- Continually consolidate and optimize the technology infrastructure
- Focus on business technology (BT) resiliency and availability
- Integrate hybrid cloud into the existing portfolio
- Simplify and automate via a software-defined data center (SDDC) strategy"
As you begin to build out your business plans for 2015 and beyond, it’s important to ask the question, “What partner road map is going to get my customers to a software-defined world?”
In looking ahead, we asked ourselves a similar question: “How is VMware going to help partners get there?” As we began building out our long-term plan, it was important that it aligned with integrating hybrid cloud and simplifying/automating via the software-defined data center. With this goal in mind, VMware EVO:RAIL was born.
When it comes to simplifying and automating via SDDC, EVO:RAIL is a scalable software-defined infrastructure building block that delivers compute, networking, storage and management to empower end-user computing, remote office and branch office environments, and small virtual private clouds.
Let VMware be part of your planning process. Check out this video to learn what EVO:RAIL could mean for your company, and be sure to visit the EVO:RAIL product page for more information. Software-defined is the future; let EVO:RAIL help you get there.
Michael Magura is senior director of Global Strategic Alliance Marketing at VMware. Guest blogs such as this one are published monthly and are part of Talkin' Cloud's annual platinum sponsorship.