Software-defined infrastructure (SDI), is touted as the future of IT infrastructure. It is expected to completely transform the infrastructure landscape, unlock critical intelligence and help deliver new services and powerful analytics needed to run on-demand technology for future businesses and consumers. Though SDI is an exciting concept with a lot of market buzz surrounding it, not everyone is on board with SDI to transform the traditional approach for infrastructure management. One of the reasons for this could be that amid all of the hype and excitement it’s getting difficult to separate fact from fiction. This paper will help IT leaders to demystify some of the popular myths around SDI and provide a closer understanding of what SDI is actually all about , what it’s not and why it matters.