How Software-Defined Infrastructure Is Evolving at Intel
For years, Intel IT has been evolving toward software-defined compute (SDC), software-defined networking (SDN), and software-defined storage (SDS) environments to eliminate inefficient facilities containing proprietary, fixed-function systems. Together, these three environments form what we call our software-defined infrastructure (SDI).
We envision this SDI transforming our data centers ...into consolidated facilities containing open-standards-based, agile, and cost-effective systems that will help us achieve the following benefits:
• Reduce capital expenditures with open-standards-based hardware and software and increased utilization of our current infrastructure.
• Automate manual provisioning to improve management efficiency and quality of service.
• Increase flexibility and agility of Intel IT and the services we provide.
• Limit the need for specialized knowledge through open interfaces.
We are at different stages of maturity for SDC, SDN, and SDS. SDC has already delivered capital-expenditure and management-efficiency benefits. Open-standards-based SDN solutions are becoming enterprise ready. And we are piloting SDS solutions as they make their way to market.
Our ongoing SDI evolution keeps Intel IT agile, cost-competitive, and service-oriented so that we remain relevant to all our customers while advancing the enterprise technology capabilities.