Drive for Innovation Boosts Demand For Software-Defined Technologies in APAC, says IDC

Singapore, 23 July 2015: The digitization of ‘everything’ is driving a fast moving trend whereby data center hardware resources are being homogenized, and customized hardware platforms are shifting towards software control, orchestration, and service delivery solutions. This demand has also resulted in the emergence of software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions, which operate independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and are programmatically extensible.

IDC sees the same digital transformation trend in Asia Pacific and believes that a company’s ability to adapt will determine its competitive ability. This transformation will include a fresh look at how IT infrastructure is managed and how applications are developed, deployed and supported in a fast paced manner given Asian companies’ strong drive for innovation. In IDC’s recent Asia Pacific C-Suite Barometer 2015 Report, delivering innovation, simplifying IT infrastructure and building better management tools emerged as the top priorities for organisations across the region.

Mr. Piff added that before IT departments decide on taking the first step towards digital transformation, CIOs need to plan ahead and ensure that their data center architecture incorporates the core elements of cloud, “software defined”, integrated infrastructure, and security.

“A combination of these elements will determine an organization’s ability to drive transformation for a mobile intensive, data driven, and competitive business environment. As technology evolves, successful CIOs will be those that have factored in technology evolution into their transformation journey,” he said.

Today, IDC held the Singapore leg of its Asia/Pacific Software Defined Technology Conference 2015 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore. For more information, please visit the event website: IDC Asia/Pacific Software Defined Technology Conference 2015.

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