"This is about code at the infrastructure level to help shape the future of SDN and every major player is in. This diversity is an early sign of a healthy community and the size and expertise of these companies demonstrate industry-scale support." (by Jim Zemlin)
"In an un-air-conditioned shed in a location Price will not disclose, alongside bags of salt used to run a water softening system, sit waist-high tanks full of mineral oil. In their depths are tiny lights blinking like bioluminescent creatures from the abyss, and something even more unexpected: row after row of PC motherboards, craggy with RAM and CPUs and hard drives and cables." (by Christopher Mims)
"To really conquer the challenges of reliability and optimization of resources, you have to add software-defined power and cooling to the mix. Without these capabilities...your software-defined data center has a good chance of running into any number of brick walls." (by Dan Woods)
"Configuration management (CM) is actually kind of a big thing, not just for software but for hardware and other IT-related “stuff” like servers, desktop computers, routers, storage, and the like." (by Mary Lotz)
Misconfigurations are an internal problem that emanate from within the IT infrastructure of any enterprise; no hacker is necessary for massive damage to occur to digital systems and stored data. And the problem is pervasive, with Gartner estimating anywhere from 70% to 99% of data breaches result not from external, concerted attacks, but from internal misconfiguration of the affected IT systems.