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Toward the Software-Defined Datacenter

The term 'software-defined datacenter' implies a broadening of first-wave virtualization adoption beyond compute and into adjacent domains, primarily networking and storage. Software-defined technologies span on-premises systems and cloud services, and are equally applicable to small businesses and the largest hyperscalers. Paradoxically, software-defined architectures will also play a role in the adoption of new hardware technologies, such as accelerators for artificial intelligence and deep learning.


John Abbott

Founder, Distinguished Analyst

Liam Rogers

Senior Research Associate

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