Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard the words software defined data centre (SDDC) bandied around by technology vendors recently.
Judging by discussions we’ve had, this trend is set to build momentum thanks to some seriously attractive outcomes for those seeking more bang for their IT buck. And after all, who isn’t?
SDDC is a term coined by VMware to describe software that makes possible the seamless management of multiple devices in multiple locations from multiple vendors, pooling compute, network and storage resources to maximize their overall potential.
So what do you stand to gain?
Neil Isserow, Senior Technical Account Manager of VMware, explains: “SDDC brings together virtualised compute network and storage with analytics based operations management. The resulting savings – more than 75% of capex and 56% of opex – make for cloud provider type economics in data centres, similar to what public cloud providers can offer. All this is while keeping your data in-house.”
Automated business continuity and virtualisation aware security and compliance give outstanding levels of application uptime on a cloud infrastructure that runs on your defined availability and security terms, not those of a public provider.
“SDDC gives you agility by enabling on-demand, policy driven deployment of your IT services, increasing productivity by two-thirds and leading to production of apps and services at the speed of business,” says Isserow.
SDDC gives greater choice than ever before, with the freedom to make use of multiple hardware or software stacks, leading to IT being able to have any app, on any platform, or cloud choice.
So what will you stand to lose from SDDC?
The feeling of being handcuffed to a single hardware vendor. Because it recognises and automatically deals with the differences between devices, SDDC allows you to work as easily in a multi-vendor device environment as if you had rows of identical machines lining the datacenter.
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