Software-defined infrastructure is an architecture for builders of modern data centers who need scalable, flexible and automated infrastructure operations to support their dynamic application requirements.
Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) provides software interfaces to fully automate the provisioning and reconfiguration of scale-out commodity hardware.
SDI offers a degree of flexibility, security and simplicity not seen before in data centres.
Customers who will get the most benefit from software-defined data centers (SDDCs) are dev ops teams building next-generation infrastructure and architects of public and private clouds.
These customers have the programming expertise and the ability to consume APIs that is needed in order to realize the benefits of SDDCs.
Over time, ISVs and infrastructure vendors will develop applications on software-defined infrastructure platforms that will appeal to enterprise customers.