Software-defined data center: a strategic journey, not a technical destination.
Your car might be partially software-defined without your knowledge, just as I found out not long ago.
Now I don’t drive a Tesla, which was built from the ground-up with a majority of software-defined components. I drive your everyday, traditionally designed vehicle. Just by looking at it, you’d have no idea it included software-defined components. So how did I stumble upon this fact?
I took my vehicle in for a service not too long ago for something that we can all agree is a critical issue – my radio and speakerphone weren’t working properly. At the shop, the service advisor and the vehicle engineer took the car for about 30 minutes to “gather data” and then returned with some very specific advice: “Next time this happens,” they said, “we want you to turn on the hazard lights or tap the brakes five times in a row.”