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Loose coupling – Winning strategy for hardware, software and processes

With all of the SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) coming into the fore these days, it is good to take a look at exactly why it is getting serious focus, and what particular qualities make it a winning strategy. I’ve mentioned the term loosely coupled systems among my peers for quite a while, and it has …

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SDS? SDN? Understanding the Control Plane versus the Data Plane

In a Software Defined world, we are facing lots of new challenges with bringing people up to speed with the intricacies of what makes any of our core components “Software Defined”. With EMC bringing out their new ViPR (Virtualization Platform Re-imagined  aka Project Bourne), we now have another entry into the Software Defined Storage side of the environments. For the real …