There are many different approaches to data center architectures depending on business needs and design considerations. These can range from complete stacks with integrated hardware and software to custom stacks with software and hardware solutions from different vendors, or solutions from the open source community. Each option comes with specific benefits and tradeoffs.
Organizations require a flexible data center infrastructure that enables digital transformation while supporting existing legacy infrastructure and IT operations. Extreme composable data center solutions allow organizations to build a custom data center stack, with both hardware and software, at their own pace, using their existing investments. Not only does this help address the interim need for business agility, it also paves the way for the long-term vision of scale and the evolution into a digital business.