Beginners Guide to Software Defined Environments

| August 14, 2013

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A new trend is happening in the IT industry, major infrastructure components including compute, storage and network are becoming software defined and programmable at the software layer, in future, workloads will be compiled onto this infrastructure and distribution of those workloads will be automated across the install base. Learn what Frank Heard, an IBM expert, has to say about this major trend.

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