RESEARCH PAPER: Service-Defined Infrastructure Will Shape Future Converged Systems

Many view a hybrid cloud deployment model as the path to the flexibility for both traditional and cloud-native workloads. On the private cloud side, converged systems have emerged as an approach for IT to improve efficiencies and lower overall costs. On the public cloud side, IT organizations value the ability to stand up infrastructure in minutes without worrying about the specific hardware required for each workload. Moving forward, IT organizations want the same quick time-to-market capability in their private clouds that they currently experience with the public cloud. In addition, IT wants to manage both their private and public cloud resources under a unified systems management plane.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Converged Systems Improve Efficiencies
  • A New Inflection Point: Service-Defined Infrastructure
  • Key Requirements for Service-Defined Infrastructure
  • How Service-Defined Infrastructure Differs from Today’s Composable Infrastructure
  • Dell’s Approach to Converged Systems
  • Call to Action
  • Figure 1: Shift from Converged Systems to Service-Defined Infrastructure
  • Table 1: Service-Defined vs. Composable Infrastructure

Companies Cited

  • Dell
  • EMC