In January, I argued that 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Software-Defined Server. I pointed to a number of reasons why:
- Data is growing rapidly, putting pressure on IT infrastructures that simply aren’t built to keep up.
- To act on all that data quickly, businesses need to analyze it entirely in memory, which is 1,000 times faster than flash storage.
- Today’s on-premise and cloud data centers typically aren’t equipped with servers that can provide a single instance of memory large enough to accommodate many data sets.