Exploring the software-defined data center of the future

January 9, 2014
10:00am — 11:00am PST

Featured Panelists

Mark Leary Founder & Chief Analyst, The First Tracks
Lee Doyle Principal Analyst, Doyle Research
Greg Huff Chief Technology Officer, LSI

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The data deluge has fueled the introduction of hyperscale data centers to handle our world’s growing information demands. To increase overall efficiency, the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) model has emerged to provide a more consolidated, manageable, cost-effective, and secure future to handle information. But early adopters have also discovered roadblocks and bottlenecks on the path to prosperity, especially with storage. And like any emerging technology, SDDC has a number of deployment models to choose from, each having its own benefits and tradeoffs.

A true SDDC solution virtualizes the server, network, and storage levels. The first is well established and understood, but network virtualization is still young, and storage is even more problematic. Extremely fast, relatively low-cost flash drives have revolutionized storage performance and provisioning, but the majority of storage architectures are still not virtualization-ready, and storage management tools are often lacking.

This session will examine the lessons learned from the first wave of adoption and outline strategies to take advantage of SDDCs without sacrificing control or going over budget. It will also look toward advances in data center technology, and how enterprises can build for the future. Join Gigaom Research and LSI for “Exploring the Software Defined Data Center of the Future,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.

What Will Be Discussed

  • How are SDDCs being deployed?
  • What use cases have proven most successful?
  • What are the current challenges with management tools?
  • What solutions can address the storage bottlenecks?
  • Where is SDDC headed?

Who Should Attend

  • CIOs and CTOs
  • IT Decision-Makers
  • Application Developers & Architects
  • Cloud Service Providers
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