Industry analysts at IDC predicted that the market for software-defined networking—a critical element of the software-defined data center—would grow from nearly $1 billion in 2014 to $8 billion in 2018.
That’s a lot of traction in the marketplace, but what market forces are driving it? What is a software-defined data center, and how is it different—and potentially better—than today’s virtualized environment?
In this brief video, Avnet CIO Steve Phillips looks at the drivers behind the software-defined movement and discusses how real and how soon this next generation architecture may be coming to a data center near you. To get more insights from Steve Phillips, please visit his blog Behind the Firewall.