The fast-changing business and IT landscape is driving the need for the next-generation data center. New opportunities advanced by escalating demand for mobility, social business and analytics cannot wait for resources to be manually procured. Response needs to be immediate to meet increasing expectations for availability, scalability and speed.
IBM’s vision for the next-generation data center The next-generation data center answers the need for a simpler, adaptive infrastructure, able to respond to disruptive change, melt technology silos and integrate legacy and new architectures in a single, manageable ecosystem. It is a software defined environment (SDE) in which server, storage, network and facilities resources are automatically provisioned and configured by software programmed to understand and adapt decisions to the requirements of each workload in real time.