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This IDC study provides a definition and taxonomy description of the worldwide software-defined infrastructure (SDI) market. SDI is a competitive market derived from portions of IDC's hardware and software functional market trackers. "SDI enables the creation and operation of open elastic IT infrastructure environments that disaggregate hardware resources from software controllers via the use of APIs and unified policy-based orchestration technologies. SDI solutions are autonomous and operate independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and are programmatically extensible. SDI enables the efficient delivery of IT as units of service defined in terms of SLAs," explains Mary Johnston Turner, research VP, Enterprise System Management Software.
Software-Defined Infrastructure 2015: State of the Market and Future Outlook
Hybrid clouds, Hypervisors, IT operations and implementation, Networking virtualization, Scale-out file systems, Storage, Storage Services, System and network management software, Virtual machine software