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The shift to the 3rd Platform will be remarkable but disruptive. IDC predicts that virtually all new strategic IT investments made by enterprises through 2020 will go toward 3rd Platform technologies and solutions. The software-defined IT infrastructure that supports next-generation 3rd Platform applications must be agile, resilient, scalable on demand, and manageable in a capex-friendly fashion. As suppliers prepare to deliver this next-generation infrastructure, they'll need to focus on providing value via a portfolio of offerings — each designed to serve as a cog in a "cloud scale" datacenter. The ScaleIO Node from EMC is an example of such an offering. The 3rd Platform is the new core of IT market growth — and software-defined storage (infrastructure) is a crucial element of that growth.

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