Industry leaders say through the rapid rise of automation and orchestration technology, businesses are starting to realize the cost benefits of a software-defined data center compared to the public cloud. So what does that mean for solution providers?
CRN gathered the IT industry's leading software-defined data center experts during a roundtable discussion at XChange Solution Provider 2018 in Orlando.
Frank Rauch, vice president of VMware's Americas Partner Organization
Prashant Gandhi, chief product officer for Big Switch Networks
Peter McKay, Co-CEO and president of Veeam
Paul Miller, vice president of marketing at HPE
Chad Dunn, ice president of product management and marketing at Dell EMC
Software-defined technology is taking over the data center. Here's how VMware, Dell EMC, Veeam, Big Switch Networks and HPE are helping to enable channel partners through this transition.
Leaders from industry titans HPE, Dell EMC, Veeam and Big Switch Networks discuss the cost of software-defined data centers versus public cloud.
"We believe data centers are moving to centers of data. It's not necessarily a physical location anymore," said VMware top executive Frank Rauch.
"AWS isn't the cheapest solution. Everybody thinks going to public cloud, going to AWS -- it's cheap. And it's not," said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President of Veeam.
Leaders from HPE, Dell EMC, VMware and Big Switch Networks say solution providers need to invest in application development teams to "maintain their relevance" in the market.