Posts Tagged ‘ sddc ’

Chris Wolf

Debunking Cloud IaaS Mobility Myths

March 25, 2014
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Many things in life appear great on the surface, but wisdom has taught us to never trust a book by its cover or believe in silver bullets. The latest story I frequently hear being pitched in IT circles is that of cloud IaaS Utopia. In this universe, workloads can simply move anywhere (between disparate providers and private data centers, for example) without consequence. Typically you’ll hear a few data points to justify the story, including: We use OpenStack, therefore your workloads can be run anywhere We use an open source hypervisor, so you can run your workloads anywhere We support Open Virtualization Format (OVF) import and export, so you won’t have any portability concerns We have a VM import and export tool, so you...

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allwynsequeira

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

August 26, 2013
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Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

The VMware NSX platform delivers the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from traditional networking hardware, representing a transformative leap forward in data center networking architecture. Overview:  Today’s data center is largely virtualized from a compute perspective, and has unleashed unprecedented benefits of agility, efficiency and capex/opex savings. What is less known is that virtual network access ports have exceeded physical network access ports in number, and this trend is accelerating. In fact, today, 40% of vAdmins manage virtual networks. Beyond virtual switching, the time is ripe to virtualize the rest of the networking stack, and accelerate our customer’s journey to the software-defined data center . At VMware, we’ve put together an all-star team, the Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU),...

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winstonbumpus

The Open Software-Defined Data Center Incubator

May 28, 2013
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As I’ve shared before, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has been engaged for many years in the development of IT infrastructure management standards. In fact, these standards have become the underpinnings of today’s systems management infrastructure and also enable the scalability of current data centers. Beyond this activity, the DMTF also developed standards for virtualization and cloud management that have now been adopted on a national and international level . These standards have helped improve the interoperability of management tools and standards has improve portability of workloads between various platforms as outlined in the recent Open Data Center Alliance tests on VM imteroperability . Building upon this work, the DMTF today announced the Open Software-Defined Data Center...

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williamjearl

Storage Directions for the Software-Defined Datacenter

September 7, 2012
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Storage Directions for the Software-Defined Datacenter

The demand for services in datacenters is steadily growing as companies recognize the value of setting up or growing a service in seconds or minutes and of able to increase business agility.  Traditional datacenters have made use of a great deal of specialized hardware, requiring a large amount of manual configuration and management, as well as complex resource management.

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jacklo

Availability in a Software-Defined Datacenter

September 6, 2012
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Last week, VMware hosted one of its most exciting VMworld conferences to date. The keynotes emphasized a bold vision for the future of IT: the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) . The SDDC is the datacenter where the infrastructure, including compute, storage, and networking, has been virtualized and fully automated by software, thus enabling IT to be delivered as a service. As Steve Herrod summarized in his Day 1 keynote – the SDDC is based on the ability to abstract applications from the underlying infrastructure, pool physical resources into shared logical resources, and automate IT operations.

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steveherrod

The Software-Defined Datacenter in a Multi-Cloud World

August 21, 2012
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The Software-Defined Datacenter in a Multi-Cloud World

Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, wrote a blog today reaffirming Nicira and VMware’s commitment to open source, and specific actions Nicira and VMware teams are taking to continue leadership on OpenStack Quantum. I echo Martin’s comments and would like to share more about VMware’s commitment to this and other open-source communities as well as to the broader interoperability needs of modern cloud computing.

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