Employing Composable Infrastructure to Improve Data Center Resource Utilization

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Ray Lucchesi, Steve Ginsberg, Phil Sellers

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This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research brings together experts on Composable Infrastructure, featuring GigaOm Analysts Ray Lucchesi, Steve Ginsberg, and Philip Sellers. The discussion will focus on how Composable Infrastructure can improve data center resource utilization for mixed application workloads. Ever since the emergence of high-end X86 servers, IT has been burdened with the concern of underutilized data center assets. With virtualization, admins could take advantage of increases in computation to apply excess CPU cycles for use by other applications or users. However, similar concerns have surfaced for high-speed storage, networking, and other resources. Where virtualization solved compute over capacity, data centers are now left with NVMe SSD storage, proliferating GPU cores, and fast networking that no single application could effectively use. Yes, NVMeoF can help share high-performance NVMe storage and network virtualization and other solutions can help better utilize abundant networking capacity, but these are point solutions for specific components. A more general solution is needed, one that spans all data center resources. That is, a single system, which can disaggregate data center resources from servers and compose a “logical” server consisting of one or more of those resources to run an application and when that completes, move them on to the next. With composable infrastructure, IT customers have a single solution that covers all server resources. In this webinar, attendees will come away with an enriched understanding of composable infrastructure solutions and how to employ them to better utilize the abundant compute, storage and networking resources that are now available.

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