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Is the "Do-it-yourself" Datacenter the Future?

The way datacenters are purchasing and building their infrastructure is changing rapidly. The days of general purpose servers for all computing tasks are slowly dwindling, and the days of "software-defined" everything is rising. More and more IT managers are buying off-the-shelf components/systems and putting together it together with the management software of their choice to create purpose-built infrastructure.

In this presentation, Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMAEI from Western Digital will discuss three market trends that will bring the idea of the "do-it-yourself" datacenter closer to reality:

Trend #1 - Purpose-built Infrastructure
Trend #2 - Software Defined Storage
Trend #3 - Disaggregation of Storage
Recorded Nov 28 2018 39 mins
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