SDI is on the upswing. Sixty-seven percent of enterprises will increase SDI spending in 2016, according to a 451 Research report. But are organizations ready? Before you engage in a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) implementation, make sure your organization has the skilled staff in place needed for it to succeed.

As with any other technology (or set of technologies), SDI can’t help businesses unless its practitioners know how to use it. The same 451 Research study found that the greatest barrier to SDI adoption is a lack of internal skills. And plenty of skills are certainly needed: SDI touches many data center elements, from virtualization of hardware resources to elastic scaling to management automation.

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