Changing market dynamics are putting new agility demands on data center infrastructure. With deployment models increasingly application-led, many organizations are turning to software-defined infrastructure to efficiently and cost-effectively meet application-specific requirements.
What are the difference between technologies?
Software-defined vs. hardware-defined infrastructures provide the flexibility to meet application-specific needs, real-time response and dynamic resource allocation
Software-defined models enable data centers to deploy different storage architectures, resources and APIs to consistently deliver service levels
In application-led models, the requirements of the application determine the storage allotment; it is not predefined as it is in storage-led models
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