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Sytel Reply, thanks to its in-depth competence and experience, boasts a team of highly skilled professionals with a mission to support clients in managing technology and business disruptions, which they are facing during business transformation and technology innovation programmes.
Cloud is currently one of the biggest trends. With the Information Technology (IT) world becoming application-driven (and thus data-driven as well), the future is heading towards a centralised infrastructure, where all the new technologies, as well as the massive amount of data that is being produced all over the world, will be hosted and processed into the Cloud.
So far, server virtualization has helped in transforming once strictly physical resources into more flexible and dynamic virtual resources that can be spawned, destroyed, cloned and moved relatively easily. This is not sufficient anymore.
Since it is clear that data centres will be one of the key enablers to the future of data and application, the way they are designed, built and operated has to substantially change and evolve.
The current data centre architecture is still designed following a siloed approach, where elements of the infrastructure (compute, storage and network) are still thought, deployed and managed as separately living entities.
The DC is a very stale and rigid ecosystem, where any operation is feared, be it migration, upgrade or scaling, because of the unreasonable amount of time, cost and effort that it takes. In the future data centre, all compute, storage and network resources will be treated as comprehensive pools, from where all applications, belonging to different tenants, will be able to reserve these resources according to a certain set of overall policies defined on the topmost layer, the orchestration layer.
The Software-Defined Data Centre will be a logical and flexible entity with potentially very diverse deployments spreading over multiple physical points.
Organisations, by evolving their Data Centres and adopting emerging technologies, can realise a number of benefits and opportunities, whilst future-proofing their environments:
The Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) is a strong use-case for SDN, alongside with other emerging technologies and concepts. Software-Defined Networking, by seamlessly connecting and managing all network devices, will provide the “glue” to turn a rigid network infrastructure (both physical and virtual) into an efficient and flexible fabric that can dynamically transform to provide seamless connectivity between compute and storage resources.
Through its distinct competencies, Sytel Reply assists clients in realising the benefits and dealing with the impacts of the disrupting technologies on their environments. Sytel Reply leverages real-world experience in SDN & NFV consulting for the TMT market, having worked with global Telco providers and established strong relationships with all major SDN vendors.