Data Center Compute & Virtualization
Helping move your infrastructure into the future.
A Virtualized standard for today:
So, how do we compute today? Infrastructure is becoming invisible ,we compute largely in an environment that is virtualized, and insulated from the hardware level by multiple layers of abstraction . Our development and deployment pipeline is continuous and managed by event-driven automation. In many respects, the modern IT environment is a virtual world located as a public, private or hybrid solutions where data insulated from the traditional hardware-based IT world to the point where many of the concerns that dominated IT just a few years ago have become irrelevant.
A “Software Defined” Tomorrow:
It is likely that we have only begun to see the effects of freeing the virtual-computing environment from the constraints imposed by hardware. It is also likely that the distinctions between virtualized, on-premise, hybrid and edge computing will continue to blur together. A software-defined tomorrow is one that can near infinitely scale without limits across many platforms with increased reliability that decentralization In many respects, the rate of change in computing today is limited by our ability to assimilate changes as they occur, and to make full use of new capabilities as they develop. But automation and intelligence capabilities will likely disrupt nearly every function, vertical, and domain, unleashing new potentials for efficiency and dramatically altering the focus of people’s work.
Cloud is one of the most significant technology shifts your company will face, offering agility, scale, and favorable economics. If infrastructure is software sitting on top of multiple layers of abstraction, there is no reason for it to be tied to any particular set of servers or networks. The cloud (which is basically a high-level abstraction layer) becomes the most fundamental level of infrastructure with which developers interact. The infrastructure which developers create and manage is in effect fully virtualized, whether it consists of apps running on VMs, or containers running on a virtualized host system.
Virtualization has, then, become a given, and we are only beginning to understand the implications of this fact. Existing operating systems were originally designed around the constraints imposed by hardware; we have not yet seen systems designed completely without reference to hardware-imposed limits.
Even given the limits of current operating systems, however, the level of virtualization that has become standard means that not only applications but also the environments in which they exist can be created, managed, and destroyed as easily as a simple process running in a traditional operating system.
Automation Across Pipeline
If infrastructure is software, it makes sense to manage it in the same way that you would manage other kinds of software—through automation. It also makes sense to extend this automation across the entire software delivery pipeline, whether it is in the form of a single system for managing all processes in the pipeline, or a set of scripts that hand tasks off to each other as required.
Traditionally, automation has often been schedule-driven; in modern infrastructure, however, it is typically event-driven. This allows greater flexibility, efficiencies and control, for deploying IT resources while eliminating unnecessary delays and mistakes.
Such flexible, response-driven automation quite naturally leads to continuous delivery; if there is no need for manual intervention or for delays in the delivery process, then there is no reason why it shouldn’t be continuous.
And in fact, the reasons for non-continuous delivery typically turn out to be artifacts of non-virtualized infrastructure and non-automated delivery pipelines. Elimination of the need to accommodate the constraints of a hardware-based infrastructure, combined with the ability to fully automate the virtualized, software-based infrastructure has made continuous delivery not only possible, but inevitable.
CompuNet has core competency in today’s leading abstracted, virtualized compute environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud or in between, and we are working hard to position ourselves to help our customers in tomorrows converged hybrid computing world at the same time.