Looking for the next buzzword for enterprise IT? It might be “software-defined data center.” A software-defined data center is characterized by generic hardware that is managed by separate software. It’s “about giving developers the power to control the underlying elements that their applications use, whether that’s the network or servers or other resources that their serving,” explained Jonathan Heiliger, a general partner with North Bridge Venture Partners.
Some industry observers believe software-defined data centers is a trend that’s about to take off. “Infrastructure of the future will be programmed,” asserted Dante Malagrinò, co-founder and CEO of Embrane.