Dell Technologies Interconnect, which is built around Dell EMC’s SmartFabric, is intended to help simplify the complexities of traffic engineering within the data center, so there’s more room for automating using DevOps disciplines and other similar approaches.
“With prearchitected and validated designs from Dell, the burden of this validation shifts to Dell engineering,” he added. “As a result, customers simply have to buy the fabric.”
Muhammad says that technology alone won’t do the job, however; he recommends teaching networking teams the necessary skills to modernize, as well as potentially adding new teams.
Strong On-Premises App Delivery Through Containerization
If your organization has been thinking about containerization but has an on-premises model, your organization may actually be ahead of the curve, according to Himanshu Singh, group manager of product marketing for VMware’s vSphere.
He explained that container deployment, while traditionally associated with the cloud, is becoming increasingly popular in on-premises settings. “Kubernetes has basically become the default platform of choice,” he said, partly out of interest in trying to build modern infrastructure without the costs of public cloud platforms.
“vSphere gives you a Kubernetes workload environment that I can stand up within an hour using existing infrastructure. So, that's extremely powerful to be able to get these solutions up,” added Rick Walsworth, group manager of product marketing for VMware Cloud Foundation.
Walsworth added that using Cloud Foundation creates an additional layer of abstraction that can help with a more operationalized approach for production use cases.
“It provides that full-stack infrastructure that can now be scaled up and scaled down based on the needs of the business,” he said.
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