I had the opportunity to sit in a session at Intel Cloud Day 2016 called Driving Optimized Cloud Solutions for the Next 10,000 Clouds.
It was quite illuminating.
No only are several players approaching the tasks of enabling cloud infrastructures, they are doing it from several angles.
From OpenStack (Mirantis), to secure, containerized operating systems (CoreOS), to software-defined networking (Cisco) to commodity servers used as the basis for appliances (Supermicro) to vertically-integrated hardware OEMS – Dell and HP.
I loved all the answers to the moderators questions, which were fair, and gave everyone an opportunity to talk.
While everyone tried to stretch out the deliverance of their wares for the future cloud, Dell’s Jim Ganthier shone. He delivered answers that were not only relevant, but showed a direct nexus to a Dell offering just for that specific answer.
I was able to use his products as a baseline for a study being undertaken at Logikworx which seeks to determine what steps the average SMB business owner should take on their journey to cloudifying their operations.
He definitely put Dell into the conversation.
SDI, coupled with DevOps will rule the datacenter of the future.
Solutions to be delivered must be self-serviceable, easily implemented, and be extremely agile, enabling dynamic configurational change.
This requirement should spread across your devs, software, and hardware.
Nothing less will do. Any vendor that cannot deliver will be a hindrance to you business.
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