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VIDEO: Software-defined Data Centers Explained

Posted by Elorie Knilans on Jun 18, 2015 1:16:53 PM

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.

This blog was originally featured on Behind the Firewall.

Tags: Cloud, Technologies, Software-Defined