As virtualization technologies continue to evolve, extending beyond that of just systems, so too has the notion of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).
When implemented properly benefits of greater agility, faster resource deployment, and operational cost savings can be attained. For those reasons, more and more IT personnel are looking to incorporate SDDC concepts and designs into their strategic plans. Find out how ACS can help you extend into SDDC in order to create and deliver true Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
In order to understand SDDC, it is important to agree on the definition. At ACS we contend that the Software Defined Data Center is an architecture that extends virtualization to all critical data center resources—computing, storage, networking, and security—allowing the resources to be pooled for
efficient allocation and maintenance and managed centrally in an integrated fashion.
SDDC creates a roadmap for the journey to IT as a service (ITaaS), a fundamentally different way of delivering IT. In the SDDC model, IT becomes a flexible, revenue-generating asset, not just an expense line item.
In order to architect a Software-Defined Data Center, you need a partner that can collaborate with you in order to develop a plan that will cover the entire process, from strategic vision all the way to production operations (and everything in between). ACS delivers the expertise needed to help you begin your SDDC journey. Whether it is a complete build out or broken up into smaller pieces, ACS can thoughtfully craft a plan to match your specific SDDC goals and objectives.
Call us to find out more about how ACS can help you redefine your datacenter strategy.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is being increasingly viewed as the approach best suited to support Big Data analytics. Because SDN decouples the control plane from the data plane, networks can be centrally programmed through a single controller to support Big Data demands. SDN enables IT organizations to create customizable, easily scalable and agile networks that enable servers to communicate efficiently to shorten wait times to speed Big Data processing.
Software-defined storage (SDS) enables the rapid policy-based creation, deletion, and management of data storage within private or public cloud infrastructure. Software-defined storage typically includes a form of storage virtualization to separate the storage hardware from the software that manages the storage infrastructure. The software enabling a software-defined storage environment may also provide policy management for feature options such as deduplication, replication, thin provisioning, snapshots and backup.