Software Defined DatacenterThe software-defined data center—Extend your architecture. 

As workloads continue to expand and evolve, IT needs to find a way to enable business agility in a more efficient and secure manner. IT is embracing the capability of the software-defined data center over building out more traditional infrastructure that needs constant management and support. 

In the software-defined data center, all infrastructure has been virtualized, and infrastructure management is entirely controlled within software. This separation of management and physical infrastructure allows the data center to become exponentially more nimble than the traditional approach. 

All Lines Technology aids organizations in the move toward fully automated data centers through SDDC strategy and design, implementation, and management solutions so IT organizations can shift resources from day to day operations to driving digital transformation for the business. 

 

The foundation of SDDC relies on virtualization – at all tiers: 

Server virtualization: software architecture that allows more than one server operating system to run as a guest on a given physical server host. With the server software abstracted away from the physical machine in this way, the server becomes a "virtual machine," detached from the physical plane — though the server "thinks" it is running exclusively on the compute and memory resources.  It’s actually running on a virtual imitation of the server hardware. 

Storage virtualization: assembling physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single, centrally managed storage device. 

Network virtualization: a combination of hardware and software network resources and network functionality into a single, software-based virtual network. 

 

Advantages of a SDDC: 

Hardware elimination: With the SDDC model, businesses no longer need to purchase hardware, acquire vendor-specific skills to maintain and operate it, or manage upgrades to physical machines. SDDCs eliminate siloed technology and simplify management. 

Cost reduction: The efficiencies SDDCs create by fluidly adjusting resources to balance workloads boost overall capacity and significantly reduce costs. Ease of management allows DevOps professionals to spend their time on profit-generating initiatives. 

Single-interface management: Software-defined data centers can be managed from a simple, business-friendly dashboard, which gives users greatly improved visibility into capacity. Data center management no longer requires programming skills. 

IT automation: SDDCs allow for "infrastructure as code," which in turns allows for a high degree of automation in resource provisioning and code deployment. This speeds up IT operations and makes compliance easier to maintain. 

All Lines Technology can assist customers in all phases of virtualization – driving the software defined data center strategy forward.   The implementation of a software defined data center can allow for more seamless integration between private and public cloud platforms and enablement of digital transformation.