The Software-Defined Data Center


Software-Defined Data Center: The Foundation for Unified Hybrid Cloud

VMware’s One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device means IT can build a unified hybrid cloud across public, private, and managed clouds. When built on our industry-leading Software-Defined Data Center architecture which brings together best-in-class compute, storage, networking virtualization and management offerings, a unified hybrid cloud lets you rapidly develop, automatically deliver and manage all of your enterprise applications, no matter where they reside, from one, unified platform.

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The best way to get started in building a unified hybrid cloud based on the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is to focus on the high-value IT outcomes that boost your data center efficiency and drive innovation.

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What Software-Defined Data Center Is

Fully Virtualized Infrastructure

The software-defined approach extends industry-leading  vSphere virtualization beyond compute to network and storage, making data center services as easy and inexpensive to configure and manage as virtual machines. EVO:RAIL, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, is a building block for SDDC, delivering compute, networking, storage and management.

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Delivered On a Flexible Mix of Private and Hybrid Clouds

Applications and services can be provisioned and run on both on-premises private clouds and secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platforms, with seamless workload mobility across the hybrid environment. You can utilize virtually any hardware, minimizing the need for specialized infrastructure.

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Governed by a Comprehensive Cloud Management Platform

Unified, policy-driven technology automates and manages IT services across heterogeneous clouds. Unlike legacy solutions, the platform is purpose-built to orchestrate the changing dynamics of software-defined workloads.

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Customer-Ready Software-Defined Data Center Solutions

Go to the developer center to learn about the newly announced Federation Software-Defined Data Center – a joint solution with best-of-breed technologies from EMC, Pivotal with RSA and VMware. Designed to meet the needs of mission critical enterprise applications, this fully integrated, engineered, tested and validated solution will help you accelerate your transition to a Software-Defined Enterprise.

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What You Get

  • Dramatically higher efficiency and lower costs. Virtualized IT services and automated operations management drive new levels of resource utilization and staff productivity.
  • Application provisioning in minutes. Policy-based configuration lets you deliver workloads in minutes, with resource levels automatically adjusted to meet continually changing business demands.
  • The right availability and security for every application. Automated business continuity and virtualization-aware security combine to provide exceptional uptime and unmatched control over resource access and placement.
  • Any workload delivered anywhere. Run both new and existing applications across multiple platforms and clouds, with instant delivery to any user on any desktop or mobile device.

VMware Validated Designs for your Software-Defined Data Center

VMware Validated Designs span the entire Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Get the most from your SDDC with comprehensive, system-level designs and architectures that include recommended operations for Day 0, Day 1, Day 2 and beyond.

Each design is accompanied by a reference design guide with instructions on what to build and why. You also get an execution guide with step-by-step instructions on how to build the validated design; solution blueprints; design best practices; troubleshooting tips and more – all expertly created and validated by VMware.

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