Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is an architectural approach extending the virtualization concepts of abstraction, pooling and automation. The SDDC dramatically speeds up and simplifies the initial provisioning and ongoing management of fully virtualized compute, storage, and networking by applying powerful policy-driven automation. This results in transformational levels of speed and agility along with efficiency, control and choice for IT as well as the business.
Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere® to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, IT organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines.
Software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know— abstraction, pooling and automation — to all data center resources and services.
In a software-defined data center, policy-driven automation enables provisioning and ongoing management of logical compute, storage and network services. The result is unprecedented IT agility and efficiency, with flexibility to support today and tomorrow's hardware and applications. Benefits include:
- Virtualization economics across your data center – Software-defined data center technology helps attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and staff productivity, substantially reducing both capital expenditures and operating costs.
- Applications at business speed – Enabling deployment of applications in minutes or even seconds with policy-driven provisioning that dynamically matches resources to continually changing workloads and business demands.
- Business-aware IT control – Driving right availability, security and compliance for every application via automated business continuity, policy-based governance and virtualization-aware security and compliance.
- Your data center on your terms – The software-defined data center can be leveraged as a private, hybrid or public cloud—in each case, infrastructure is fully abstracted from applications so they can run on multiple hardware stacks, hypervisors and clouds.