Executive Viewpoint 2013 Prediction: Bluelock
What is the Trend
Software defined data centers, a data center where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, will become the predominant product offering amongst cloud providers.
Why I Believe This is So Important
Because of the rise of the production applications (and workloads) that are being put into the public cloud, IT is now looking to purchase virtual data centers to house these apps. Software defined data centers Production provide the additional networking and security controls to run more secure workloads.
What It Means for the Space and for Consumers/End Users
It will accelerate public cloud adoption for the enterprise.
The fact that two industry heavyweights (VMware and Amazon) have publicly announced that this is a prioritiy for them. All signs point to this trend.