Unlike traditional IT infrastructure, software-defined infrastructure allows the user to go beyond the physical limitations of hardware. A software-defined infrastructure is a modern approach to designing IT infrastructure. It is also an approach that is slowly becoming the norm. But what is software-defined infrastructure and what are the benefits it offers?
What is a software-defined infrastructure?
A software-defined infrastructure (or, in short, SDI) is an IT infrastructure where software controls computing hardware. This kind of infrastructure usually operated with no or little human intervention and independently of hardware-specific dependencies.
SDI can also be described as consisting of fully virtualised compute, networking and storage resources that can be managed as if they were software. SDI, therefore, exists due to the processes of virtualisation and of creating virtual machines.
This infrastructure model has been widely developed adopted due to the numerous benefits it offers when compared to traditional infrastructure: simplicity, flexibility when managing the resources, the possibility to easily include data backups and recovery, ease of management, etc.
Software-defined infrastructure also lies at the core of hyperconverged infrastructure.
How Syneto has embraced software-defined infrastructure
Syneto has embraced the power of SDI right from the start. The HYPERSeries is a software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure. The software behind the HYPERSeries is SynetoOS, our own OS, developed especially for hyperconvergence and designed to fit the IT needs of small and medium businesses.