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Data centre infrastructure has evolved quickly in recent years, with converged and more recently hyperconverged systems offering greater control through a software layer.
The latest step in this evolution towards a fully 'software-defined' data centre is composable infrastructure.
The idea behind composable systems is that hardware components – compute, storage and networking – are managed entirely via software commands. Pools of resources are created and assigned automatically to meet the demands of individual applications in near real-time.