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Emerging Technology Analysis: Software-Defined Infrastructure

Published: 07 August 2015

ID: G00280379

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


Software-defined infrastructure embodies the continuing evolution of general-purpose computing. Through 2020, SDI will continue to mature, attracting an increased share of organizations, with its strongest affinity to networking and storage.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • Software-Defined
    • Software-Defined Application Services
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Software-Defined Data Center
  • Technology Adoption
    • Awareness
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption of SDI
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption of SDI
  • Technology Impact
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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