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2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50

By Mark Haranas on April 16, 2018

The software-de­fined data center is the next evolution for infrastructure and automation with promises of lower costs, greater agility and increased scalability.

Rather than a hardware-centric approach to server, storage and networking, market leaders are turning to software and cloud-like consumption models to meet today’s demands. Bene­fits to implementing a software-de­fined strategy include simpli­fied management under a single platform, reducing the need for specialized components, and the automation of resource provisioning and management. With the rise of the software-defined data center, Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell told CRN recently that on-premises solutions are becoming more cost-effective compared with the public cloud.

#18 Elfiq Networks
John Proctor, President and CEO, Martello Technologies
Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec

Elfiq Networks, a subsidiary of Martello Technologies, connects edge hardware or virtual devices to central data centers or the cloud to form SD-WAN. The company recently released Atlas, Elfiq’s first subscription-based SD-WAN as a service suite. Elfiq merged with communications management provider Martello Technologies in January.

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