Just imagine, commodity servers and off-the-shelf drives as far as the eye can see. All being managed by virtual servers and logical controllers! Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the wheels of software-defined technologies are certainly pushing the modern data center into this direction.
Over the course of a few years, data center giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon began developing their own networking, servers, and even storage platforms. Why? Because it simply made sense for them.