The Data Center of The Future Will Be an Open Software Defined Cloud


The Data Center of The Future Will Be an Open Software Defined Cloud

By Special Guest
  |  October 31, 2016

While the cloud offers a proven resource to help companies improve their flexibility, agility and scale, the implementation choices for their cloud infrastructure will ultimately limit or maximize the cloud’s value to the business. Cloud infrastructure still faces traditional IT issues including vendor lock-in, scalability, efficiency, and proprietary architectures. As the IT decision makers consider how best to future proof their data centers and build a viable, long-term cloud strategy, their top priorities remain freedom of choice, lower costs, and optimal performance.

In contrast to a legacy proprietary approach, leading companies are looking to leverage the same open software defined cloud infrastructure that is being used by the largest public cloud providers. As a leader in building application-optimized, high-performance server, storage, and workstation solutions, Supermicro has a long history of helping customers from the largest public clouds to Global Fortune 1000 enterprise customers deploy open software defined cloud infrastructures. The company provides the IT industry’s broadest portfolio of energy-efficient server and storage products that are value optimized with best-in-class functionality while supporting the latest technologies such as All-Flash NVMe, “Simply Double” Architectures, 22-Core x86 CPUs, Coprocessors and 100/40/25G Ethernet.

Case in point: BlackMesh is a cloud services provider (CSP (News - Alert)) that consistently provides customers highly available cloud-based hosting solutions relying entirely on Supermicro systems. BlackMesh’s open software defined cloud infrastructure is the perfect match for its 100 percent Supermicro server farm spread across three data center locations (Reston, VA, Las Vegas and Toronto, ON (News - Alert)). The price/performance optimized Supermicro infrastructure enables BlackMesh to easily scale its business in order to meet the rapid business growth and the changing needs of its customers in government, nonprofit organizations, DevOps communities, healthcare, or large enterprise corporations. Through its relationship with Supermicro, BlackMesh has consistently provided its customers affordable, flexible, and dependable services while decreasing its IT costs.

Increasingly, companies require highly efficient, cloud-enabled data centers. But they often lack the internal IT resources necessary to achieve that goal. At the same time, however, they cannot be competitive using their legacy proprietary hardware and software infrastructure. These IT leaders are becoming aware of the consequences of choosing an open or closed cloud environment. Combined with an open software defined approach, Supermicro offers companies optimized, energy-efficient data center solutions and empowers them to determine their cloud future on their own terms.

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Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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