Services Opportunities Around Software-Defined Infrastructure in Datacenters

Services Opportunities Around Software-Defined Infrastructure in Datacenters

This IDC study examines the movement toward software-defined infrastructure (SDI); how it is changing the way datacenters are designed, built, and operated; and what it means for services that will need to be provided by datacenter and IT infrastructure service providers as infrastructure becomes increasingly software defined.

"SDI is not an idea for the future; it is already here. Increasing awareness of the benefits of a cloud environment among business leaders is driving a push toward the adoption of SDI principles within enterprises as business stakeholders demand cloud-like benefits within enterprise IT environments. This is going to open up many opportunities for service providers that are prepared for the SDI era," says Pushkaraksh Shanbhag, senior research manager, IT Services, IDC Asia/Pacific.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Limitations of the Traditional Datacenters
Introduction to Software-Defined Infrastructure
The Evolving Datacenter
Future Outlook
Implications on Various IT Services Segments
Implications on IT Services Providers
Essential Guidance
Advice for Service Providers
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