Many proponents of the software-defined data center (SDDC) believe this is the year that it will gain significant traction on its path to becoming a permanent fixture among larger enterprises. One of the main reasons for this optimism is the belief that security is becoming less of a barrier to adoption.
Silicon Valley founders say they would like to sell their products and services to the U.S. military but are selling to foreign powers instead.
Doing business with the Pentagon is just too hard, they say.
The Cipher Brief spoke to Eric Chiu of HyTrust, a cloud cybersecurity company that recently released a report detailing trends in and attitudes towards cloud-based data centers and security automation. According to Chiu, greater automation on the security side is necessary in order to keep up with the agile business environment created by cloud-based data centers.
Companies are feeling more comfortable with the cloud, virtualization and even software defined data centers than ever before, despite their fears about security breaches, according to a study due out this month by technology companies HyTrust and Intel.
Looking at the big picture, the view is indeed positive: 65% of the respondents predict faster deployment in 2016, while 62% anticipate increased adoption. About 51% say they will see greater tangible benefits and a quantifiable ROI, such as enhanced efficiency, agility, flexibility and provisioning. Nearly half, 49%, see greater adoption of network virtualization, while even more, 53%, say the same about storage virtualization.
Promoters of software-defined datacenters insist this is year that the IT strategy gains traction and, according to one upbeat survey, becomes a fixture in U.S. enterprises. A key reason is that a growing percentage of tech executives believe security will be less of an obstacle to wider adoption of software-defined infrastructure.Read More
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