Software Defined Infrastructure

A Software Defined Infrastructure helps transform a static IT infrastructure into a dynamic resource, workload and data-aware environment.

To become effective in this new, data-driven world, organizations must move to the next generation of automation, one that understands the requirements of business applications and responds to those requirements in real time — in other words, a software-defined environment.

In a software-defined environment, IT becomes simplified through open standards, as well as responsive to shifting requirements and adaptive through policy-based automation. Such an environment is developed by automating infrastructure across server compute, storage, and networking resources.

Software Defined Infrastructure

For many organizations, the traditional way of delivering IT infrastructure and applications can no longer keep pace with the business, especially in the era of fast-moving cloud services. Typically IT has been provisioned by teams of domain specialists including network admins, system admins, storage admins, dbas, storage specialists, etc. The list goes on. Each of these specialists owns a few pieces of a complex technology puzzle with the goal of enabling the business.

The way to solve this problem is by introducing a Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) model to your organization.

Whether for human genome research for cancer treatments and personalized medicine, aerodynamics testing for race cars, or for risk analysis of stock portfolios, organizations are using software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions to efficiently deliver IT services.

SDI helps transform a static IT infrastructure into a dynamic resource, workload and data-aware environment. Application workloads are serviced automatically by the most appropriate resource running locally, in the cloud, or in a hybrid cloud environment.

With SDI, you can securely integrate mobile services, use data efficiently for analytics services, and manage in an always-on world for service predictability.
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SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN)

Brickworkx can help your organization sift through the marketing to find how Software-Defined Networking (SDN) can benefit your organization. SDN is one of the most talked about concepts in our market today but few people really understand how it all works together. In fact, most of us have been using SDN for quite some time with products like centralized controller-based wireless networks.

The goal of SDN is to enable engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements quickly and easily through a centralized management infrastructure. SDN encompasses multiple kinds of network technologies designed to make the network more flexible and agile to support the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center.

Software defined networking was originally defined an approach to designing, building, and managing networks that separates the network’s control and forwarding planes enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

For help conceptualizing, architecting, deploying and/or managing your SDN infrastructure contact Brickworkx today.

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Software Defined Storage

Software Defined Storage refers to the concept of establishing storage management capabilities at the software level, separate from the various hardware elements that actually make up the storage environment. As a result, SDS allows storage administrators to cut across separate storage silos and manage the entire environment from behind a single pane of glass.

SDS is just one example of what makes up the current trend of the Software Defined Data Center. When used together with technologies like computing virtualization and software-defined networking, SDS can help organizations everywhere establish a smarter, more efficient data center.

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Orchestration & Automation

In todays competitive business landscape, companies are struggling more than ever to reduce costs, increase agility, and leverage IT as a competitive differentiator.

For many environments the quickest way to implement these changes is through standardization, the automation of repetitive tasks, and the ability to orchestrate infrastructure, applications, and services.

Whether your workloads and servers have a relatively long lifespan, and you are looking for more agility in creating an ITaaS environment, or you are building the framework and services to support a CI/CD environment, Brickworkx has the experience to design and deliver the automation and orchestration services for these initiatives.

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