IBM Live Webcast: How the SD phenomenon is driving business trends like social, cloud, analytics, and mobility

Provided by: IBM
Topic: Cloud
Format: Webcast
There once was a time when every enterprise application was locked to a physical server. Scaling to handle more users required forklifts to move in new boxes. Today, of course, server virtualization has opened up a world of on-demand provisioning, flexibility, and agility.

Until recently, however, the data center operated like those old-time servers: infrastructure was locked to physical hardware. Every network connection was assigned to a physical wire. Every file was assigned to a physical platter. Security ran through firewalls that were physical boxes placed between the inside and outside worlds.

Your business can't afford to remain stuck in time or locked down to a physical infrastructure. In today’s fast-paced, global marketplace, business must be responsive, agile, and flexible, and able to scale on-demand quickly without requiring years of meetings to get things done.

CBS Interactive is proud to present "The Software-Defined Future: How the SD phenomenon is driving business trends like social, cloud, analytics, and mobility," a live, interactive webcast about how virtualization is expanding beyond servers to networking, security, and storage, and what that means to your business and your ability to compete.

• Learn how enterprise computing requirements have been transformed over the years by cloud, social, big data, and a mobile workforce, and how virtualization paved the way for these trends.

• Explore how infrastructure-as-a-service can apply to the entire data center and how IaaS can provide unprecedented levels of agility, flexibility, capital efficiency, and operational improvement.

• Discover how you can federate your public and private cloud operations so you can take advantage of cloud services while protecting your restricted data and how you can leverage automation, eliminate silos, and increase the pace of deployment.

Don't miss "The Software-Defined Future: How the SD phenomenon is driving business trends like social, cloud, analytics, and mobility." Join CBS Interactive Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, author of The Flexible Enterprise (the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement), in a lively discussion about how software-defined "everything" can help you squeeze cost out of your infrastructure while driving your business to increased agility and responsiveness.

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