Software Defined Infrastructure Services
The digital revolution has changed the way IT is consumed and experienced, impacting enterprises substantially. The growing demand of enterprise users and customers is forcing IT to innovate and evolve. The advent of virtualization has led to the emergence of the cloud, which in turn transformed how IT operates. Enterprises are, therefore, striving to optimize utilization of the data center and its capacity at every layer. Abstraction in IT infrastructure can only be presented through software, resulting in the development of Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI). Currently, each enterprise is running a large number of applications which complicates infrastructure provisioning and necessitates employing a number of professionals. This, however, is a labor-intensive and costly approach.
We at HCL understand that IT is moving toward a consumption-based model. It is imperative that the current architecture, manual operations, and resource knowledge base become efficient, agile, and uncomplicated. SDI is the ideal platform to facilitate the transition to a service-led consumption model, but it is not a single technology but a blend of computing, network, and storage virtualization. The benefits arising from SDI are – reduced TCO, automated resource provisioning, and efficiency and agility of data centers. The HCL approach towards SDI is to deliver the best of both worlds to the customers in terms of cloud services and automation. We take the middle path of SDI enablement by opting for packaged solutions and customizing them according to business requirements. In order to realize the benefits of SDI to the fullest, enterprises implement it in a phased manner.
HCL understands the crucial role SDI management plays in IT transformation, and has, therefore, invested more than 2 million USD to build a state-of-the-art lab equipped with cutting-edge technology. In every SDI project, HCL focuses on five objectives — service-based consumption, policy-based automation and orchestration, analytics-based agile operations, software-defined and controlled infrastructure, and service-based processes and integrations.