The data center as a platform: A new paradigm for enterprise IT scalability and flexibility

George Slessman, CEO and Product Architect, IO

The inevitable disruption of the the physical data center by software has arrived. A "D"ata "C"enter must now be designed with full visibility and integration into the IT application and the associated deployment strategy. The migration of application design to technologies such as Hyper Converged Infrastructure, Hadoop, SDN, SDS, Public Cloud, and Containers requires a fundamental change in the design, deployment, and management of the physical data center. This Hybrid Data center design must accommodate dynamic topologies that can easily scale, rather than the legacy static topology of traditional data center design that cannot.