This book showcases the possibilities of a software-led world in which powerful software replaces proprietary hardware services as a key driver of data center and IT efficiency.
Today’s busi- nesses demand simple, less complex technology services that don’t require legions of IT staff members to operate. Instead, businesses want their internal IT functions to operate with the cloudlike efficiency of companies like Google and Facebook.
Cloud companies didn’t achieve their success by maintaining the status quo: They traded traditional hardware for cheap commodity hardware and wrapped powerful software constructs around it. This setup gives the resulting environ- ment all the availability, data protection, and administration benefits of hardware-led environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity.
You don’t need an MBA or a PhD in storage to understand the concepts presented in this book. Regardless of your background, you simply need to have an open mind about the new software-led systems that are coming to data centers. (Kids these days and their crazy ideas!)
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