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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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The State of the Software-Defined Data Center

The concept of the “software-defined data center” (SDDC) emerged around 2012, and since then the term has been adopted by nearly all vendors and heavily debated by analysts. While some argue that it is nothing more than a “marketecture,” and

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Storage Programmability: The Key to the Software-defined Data Center

The terms “software-defined data center” (SDDC) and “software-defined storage” (SDS) are commonly thrown around, typically being associated with the abstraction of core infrastructure functionality into a common software plane that can then be deployed on low-cost, commodity hardware. This definition

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Fifteen Minute Friday: Will the Software Defined Data Center Ever Happen?

Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) leverage intelligent software to manage commodity hardware to create a flexible data center that meets performance and capacity requirements while simplifying operations and reducing overall data center costs. While the vision of SDDC sounds ideal

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What Ever Happened to the Software Defined Data Center?

About a decade ago, VMware introduced the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC). Unlike data centers of yesteryear, a software-defined data center was supposed to leverage intelligent software and commodity hardware to create a flexible data center that could

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Designing Storage for the Software Defined Data Center

The goal of a Software Defined Data Center initiative is to enable the organization to increase an organization’s flexibility by programmatically configuring and reconfiguring their environment with a series of software commands instead of interacting with hardware. The SDDC leverages

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The Problem with Software Defining Consolidation

One of the challenges with storage sprawl is managing all the different islands of storage. Physically separate storage systems can be more difficult to manage. This is especially the case if they’re from different vendors, since each system has a

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Storage vs. The Software Defined Data Center

The goal of a software defined data center (SDDC) is to enable an organization to leverage standard hardware to reduce costs and leverage intelligent software to increase flexibility by dynamically defining the data center as the needs of the application

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Making the Composable Data Center a Reality – Liqid Briefing Note

For the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) to deliver its full potential it is necessary to bring together resources like CPUs, GPUs, storage and network into a dynamic pool from which applications or services pull those resources as needed. Then

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SlideShare: How Software-Defined Networking Can Simplify Scale-Out HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) offer management simplicity and provisioning agility to data centers undergoing digital transformation. When applications need more compute or storage resources, IT can “simply add a node” to an existing HCI cluster. But as the HCI environment scales

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