Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong / FreeDigitalPhotos.netIf smart cities are going to become a reality, the data infrastructure to support them must first be created. Software defined data centers (SDDC) may be precisely the foundational technology that can make this possible.

Technology leader Rashik Parmar of IBM walks through the connections between in the continuous growth of computing power, how that in turn demands the Cloud, which in turn allow many organizations within the city the flexibility to develop many solutions. Rather than laying out predictions, Parmar discusses directions the technology is advancing and relays gaps that still must be bridged.