The distribution landscape today has changed in the context of technology trends like cloud, virtualisation, Big Data, mobility and software-defined everything
, where vendors and the channel expect distributors to be able to support them and their customer base by being an independent supplier of services," he said.
With the trend toward software-defined everything
(SDx), the IT function has evolved into a strategic service delivery provider for desktops, apps and data.
However, explained Kommuru, as the level of discourse around software-defined everything
(SDE) increases by the day and the demands placed on infrastructure by the adoption of cloud, mobility, analytics, and virtual desktops continue to ratchet up, the disruption caused in the market by the emergence of hyper-converged systems could be quite significant.
As enterprises do this we will see increased discussion and movement around topics like software-defined everything
, big data analytics and private clouds.
Other trends that could potentially disrupt the way businesses engage their customers will include ambient computing, amplified intelligence, software-defined everything