Organizations are rolling out new applications that they use to drive the business. These applications are virtualized. They are increasingly distributed, dynamic and they can span locations. They connect employees, customers and the supply chain. They make employees more productive, help customers to engage with the business and facilitate better inventory management. They also provide timely business intelligence. This means revenue to the organization. Time to deploy is critical. Organizations need to be agile when it comes to deploying new applications.
The data center infrastructure is evolving. Application architectures have become more distributed; compute has gone from dedicated hosts to hypervisors, and storage has become converged and shared. The challenge facing organizations is that they need to evolve the network to better serve the business. The network must evolve and become simpler and flatter, more automated, more open and more integrated with the rest of the environment. A simple and flat network delivers the performance, management and orchestration aspects necessary for businesses to stay agile. Let’s take a look at how we make this happen.