Convergence for Data Center Transformation – EMA

Hear EMA researcher's point-of-view on how SDN complements Software-Defined Storage and Computing and Converged Infrastructure's need for SDN.

Convergence for Data Center Transformation – An Expert’s Point of View (2 min)

  • Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, EMA Research

Describe how SDN complements Software-Defined Storage and Computing?

  • Yes, they all form the SDDC/Private Cloud.
  • Previous research has shown that 46% of enterprises that tare adopting software-defined data centers are using SDN (underlay, not overlays)

Does Hyperconverged Infrastructure need SDN?

  • Converged infrastructure expects agile networking
  • If you look under the hood of any leading converged solution today you will find SDN technology to enable this agility.
  • A solution that is partnered with an overlay provider will include an overlay in its stack. A provider that is partnered with an SDN fabric provider will include that SDN fabric. These are not competing technologies, but complementary.