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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Chapter 1. The Software-Defined Data Center

Originally the term software-defined data center (SDDC) has been introduced by VMware, to further describe the move to a cloud-like IT experience. The term software-defined is an important bit of information. It basically means that every key function in the data center is performed and controlled by software, instead of hardware. This opens a whole new way of operating, maintaining but also innovating in a modern data center.

But how does a so-called SDDC look like, and why is a whole industry pushing so hard towards its adoption? This question might also be a reason why you are reading this book, which is meant to provide a deeper understanding of it and give practical examples and hints how to build ...

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