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Addressing Virtualization Challenges with SDDC

Virtualizing Hardware Enables Greater Flexibility, Reduced Capex and Opex

by Kurt Hildebrand | 03.22.17

The rise of virtualization has shifted focus and control away from physical hardware, initially for servers, and eventually for storage and networking. A study by MarketsandMarkets predicts that the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) market will surpass $77 billion by 2020. SDDC is an important concept because it virtualizes, abstracts, and automates all major IT infrastructure, enabling far more flexibility and eliminating much of the complexity in configuring and making changes. 

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The Logic of Logic Layer

Moving to a Converged Data Center is Easier Than You Think

by Kurt Hildebrand | 02.17.17

The software-defined data center (SDDC) is increasingly considered to be the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. It typically consists of three core components: network virtualization, server virtualization, and storage virtualization. But a business logic layer is also required to translate application requirements, SLAs, policies, and cost considerations into provisioning and management instructions.

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The Virtues of Virtualizing with SDDC

It’s Easier than You Think

by Kurt Hildebrand | 02.13.17

The software-defined data center (SDDC) is emerging as a means of simplifying and cost-reducing enterprise computing—as well as deploying software-defined appliances that leverage existing technologies to enable a standardized, repeatable framework for data center operations. But is implementing SDDC worth the effort it takes you to virtualize data center resources?

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Growing Towards the Future

Have You Seen the Latest in Converged Infrastructure?

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.02.16

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of growth in converged infrastructures. Essentially, a converged infrastructure is any type of infrastructure that takes two or more discrete pieces of technology and consolidates them into one information system solution. Traditional converged systems, ones that are packaged solutions, take existing technology and consolidate it into a repeatable, standardized deployment framework. But the new model of converged systems takes that disparate technology and converges it in a much more tightly integrated way, using something called the software-defined data center. Software-defined is just another way of saying hyperconvergence.

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Network Security

Holistic Security: Don't Converge Your Infrastructure Without It

Top Security Concerns for the Modern Network

by Tim Allen | 08.17.16

As organizations manage data from a growing variety of sources, many are shifting to a converged infrastructure for their data centers. A converged infrastructure combines computing, storage, networking, and virtualization into an integrated system provided by a single vendor, giving a company access to all of its resources from one centrally-managed location. It provides transparency, makes management easier and cheaper, and ends IT sprawl.

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