At the new Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Summit in Santa Clara, California, enterprise IT leaders gathered to discuss new technologies and solutions to enable business benefits from big data and cloud computing. The conference ran for three days (December 1-3) at the Santa Clara Convention Center and focused on software-defined storage (SDS), software-defined data center (SDDC), system management software, and server/storage virtualization.
Charles Fan, VMware senior vice president, attended as a keynote speaker and emphasized the changing storage environment and move to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). In his discussion, he highlighted how HCI offers greater agility while lowering total cost of ownership, setting it up to be an essential building block for the software-defined datacenter. Read the entire exert to learn how Changes in Storage Favor HCI.