WHAT IS A SOFTWARE DEFINED DATACENTRE (SDDC) ?
A Software-Defined Datacentre (SDDC) architecture enables a fully automated, zero-downtime infrastructure for any application and any hardware, now and in the future. SDDC uses virtualisation technologies so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines.
By virtualising a Datacentre, all of the resources of the system – including computing, storage, and networking – can be “abstracted” and represented in a software form.
See below for a overview of the Asystec Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions Portfolio or click on the video to the right to hear Asystec Lead Systems Engineer, Jonathan D’Arcy discuss the portfolio in greater detail.
DO YOU NEED SDDC?
- Is your organisation struggling to deliver new services to customers to maintain competitiveness in the market?
- Are you facing increased pressure to consider moving to SaaS and IaaS based cloud providers to improve time to market?
- Are hardware-defined solutions creating flexibility problems in your environment?
- Are you looking to move to a self-service, multi-tenanted, IT-as-a- service consumption model for infrastructure, but don’t know where to start?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then introducing a Software Defined Data Centre would greatly benefit your organisation.
THE BENEFITS OF SDDC
In a software-defined data centre, policy-driven automation enables provisioning and ongoing management of logical compute, storage and network services resulting in unprecedented agility and efficiency, with flexibility to support hardware and applications for today and tomorrow. Benefits include:
- Cost savings – SDDC technology helps attain new levels of infrastructure utilisation and staff productivity, substantially reducing capital expenditures and operating costs.
- Improved 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 virtualisation-aware security and compliance.
- Cloud – SDDC can be leveraged as a private, hybrid or public cloud with infrastructure fully abstracted from applications, so they can run on multiple hardware stacks, hypervisors and clouds.
HOW ASYSTEC CAN HELP
There are six major SDDC building blocks that Asystec can assist you with:
The dedicated Asystec cloud infrastructure solutions team can offer you SDDC expertise to transform your business. Ask our team how VMware Cloud Foundation, vSan, NSX, vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Business can help you deliver a fully automated Software-defined Datacentre, inclusive of assessments, professional services, managed services to ensure a successful implementation.
VMWARE CLOUD FOUNDATION (VCF)
VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.
VMWARE VIRTUAL SAN
VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, enterprise class shared storage solution for hyper converged infrastructure optimised for vSphere virtual machines.
Asystec partner with VMware bringing NSX to the market. VMware NSX is the network virtualisation platform for the software-defined datacentre. By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to you datacentre network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VM’s with a policy driven approach.
VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) delivers intelligent operations management across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure—from VMware vSphere and Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services. It correlates data from applications to storage in a unified, easy-to-use management tool that provides control over performance, capacity, and configuration, with predictive analytics driving proactive action, and policy-based automation.
VMWARE VREALIZE AUTOMATION
VMware vRealize Automation, part of VMware vRealize Suite, is a cloud automation platform that accelerates the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing a high level of agility and flexibility for developers, while maintaining frictionless governance and control for IT teams. Leveraging the extensible framework provided by vRealize Automation, you can streamline and automate the lifecycle management of IT resources from initial service model design, through Day One provisioning and Day Two operations. Whether your IT services are running on private, public, or hybrid cloud, the multi-vendor, multi-cloud solution supported by vRealize Automation assures your services will be delivered with speed, control, and performance.
VMware vRealize Business provides transparency and control over the cost and quality of IT services. By providing a business context to the services IT offers, it helps IT organisations shift from a technology orientation to a service broker orientation, delivering a portfolio of IT services that align with the needs of line-of-business (LOB) stakeholders.
Providing the business management capabilities necessary to manage the business aspects of today’s emerging hybrid cloud environments, it helps to facilitate IT transformation, enabling customers to reduce capital and operating expenses and improve service delivery performance.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Read our blogs, case studies and whitepapers to learn more about Asystec’s SDDC experience and expertise. You can also read more about the product offerings on our partners web pages:
Contact the Asystec Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions team today to find out more about SDDC.