By Stacey Higginbotham
How will the pieces of the networking, compute and storage get wrapped in with the data center?
Software defined networking made a big splash last week at the Interop show in Las Vegas with a variety of vendors pitching their vision of how abstracting out networking from the physical hardware will change the overall way IT services are implemented. But the most disruptive element of the entire software defined networking trend is that it enables the next era of IT, the software defined data center, a concept Steve Herrod the CTO of …
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"Nicira is the star so far in the software-defined networking movement, and a new cloud in the Channel Islands shows why. Calligo, a startup that launched Wednesday as an offshore cloud, is using Nicira as the controller tying its software defined network together. Calligo, with an Infrastructure, platform and software as a service offering, is also the first example of a software defined data center.
The servers and networking gear are all commodity, and the value is mostly in the software provided by VMware and Nicira (plus some storage gear from Solidfire). It's offering all three layers of the cloud stack, as well as a variety of other services, built on the same underlying platform."