The software-defined data center (SDCC) marks the next evolution in infrastructure and data center automation architecture. However, switching to or deploying an SDDC is not recommended for all IT organisations. Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) leaders must understand the business value, best use cases and risks.
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A software-defined data center is the foundation of public-cloud-infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings such as those from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. A software-defined approach enables automation and policy enforcement activities to be selected through self-service catalogs or APIs, as well as enforced programmatically through policy and analytics. Private cloud services rarely implement a complete SDDC today (unless they are OpenStack-based); however, they will increasingly do so as SDDC offerings mature.
An SDDC is becoming critical to achieving the business agility, speed and time to market associated with a digital business. Orchestrating infrastructure such as that required for IoT, DevOps and cloud services is accomplished through software-defined components, enabling greater end-to-end automation, mobility and integration through the use of APIs, and policy orchestration.