ITCandor and The METISfiles believe vendors are shifting towards supplying new types of integrated systems incorporating server, networking, storage and infrastructure software. Users are considering integrating their fragmented data centre equipment in order to simplify their operations, cut internal staffing costs and increase business agility. Converged infrastructure solutions that package servers, storage, networks, and orchestration software in a single system or rack are becoming increasingly popular. Software defined networks (SDN) open up today’s vertically integrated distributed control networking gear and allow standard switch hardware to be controlled centrally via OpenFlow through an SDN controller. Cloud management platforms (CMPs) start to automatically provision server, storage, and network resources. These are just 2 examples of how innovative technology is being applied to our subject.
We believe there is an urgent need to assess the connections between supplier push and user pull and calculate the chances and timescales for success. With our strong heritage in systems, software and networking research we are uniquely positioned to help meet the needs for business planning information and are keen to help.
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