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It's time to break the status quo in the datacenter

by plaporte on ‎03-25-2014 09:31 AM (5,656 Views)

Quote from article “Third-platform technologies force IT to think strategically”:


IT assets matter less, while IT agility matters more, said Scott Lundstrom, group vice president and general manager of IDC financial, government and health insights.


If IT assets matter less and IT agility matters more, why continue with the status quo of managing individual networking devices to ensure service delivery? It’s crazy that in this day and age, many enterprises fear breaking the status quo even when they know existing processes and incumbent solutions are not sustainable in the face of today’s need for increased IT agility. 


I found this quote really interesting because it captures the fundamental culture shift happening in today’s IT organizations around the world. While some are embracing this shift more fully than others, this shift is happening. And even Brad Casemore from IDC recognizes this in this recent paper.


Conclusion: It’s time the datacenter network moves into the 21st century –becomes automated, optimized, and self-healing -so IT can meet increasing demands for IT and business agility. SDN and NFV show a lot of promise and in some cases are delivering today but in general have not yet reach mainstream maturity. Meanwhile, Ethernet Fabric delivers automation and agility today while serving as both the foundation for cost-efficient physical transport and stepping stone to SDN in the future.


You can find the full article here. What do you think?