Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a research Webinar entitled “Journey to the Software Defined Data Center,” featuring EMA Research Director, Torsten Volk, and EMA VP of Research, Jim Frey.
Managing data center and public cloud resources in an application-centric manner can be seen as the core value proposition of SDDC. In a perfect world, all resource/service provisioning and ongoing management would happen in a policy-driven fashion, where technical details – location, servers, storage, network, middleware – are hidden from the business. This perfect world is EMA’s definition of the SDDC, and it goes far beyond the simple virtualization of servers, storage and networking. Ultimately, fully embracing SDDC requires a change in culture, processes, organizational structure and technology. It is all about how applications can be deployed and constantly updated in the most efficient and effective manner.
EMA has recently completed a groundbreaking research study of enterprise IT practitioners, executives, and end users that illuminates the major challenges of deploying and managing SDDC-related technologies and processes.
During this Webinar, Volk and Frey will discuss:
The key components and business drivers of the SDDC
The SDDC technologies and services IT professionals will invest in and which ones promise the highest ROI
The key considerations when optimally placing new applications and the core risks
The key challenges when creating new application environments
How the Software Defined Storage (SDS) can enhance the data center
The ‘net’ impact of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization
How the SDDC concept increase the ROI of private and public cloud
The role of OpenStack within the SDDC and the key reasons for adopting OpenStack
The role security plays within the SDDC
The Webinar is Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Register at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/software-defined-data-center-pr.html.
About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.