IBM Watson cognitive computing capability is designed to support the next-generation data center. Watson is positioned to address a simpler, adaptive infrastructure using cognitive computing techniques.
Watson is able to respond to disruptive change in the data center brought by cloud computing. Cognitive computing is needed to melt technology silos and integrate legacy and new architectures in a single, manageable ecosystem. The next generation data center is a software defined environment (SDE) in which server, storage, network and facilities resources are automatically provisioned and configured.
The software is programmed to understand and adapt decisions to the requirements of each workload in real time. This software is no longer linear, it is dynamic, leveraging the skills enabled by cognitive computing.