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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Tools to enable SDDC

There is a basic and broadly accepted declaration of what an SDDC needs to offer. It can be considered as the second evolutionary step after server virtualization. It offers an abstraction layer from the infrastructure components such as compute, storage, and network by using automation and tools as such as a self-service catalog In a way; it represents a virtualization of the whole data center with the purpose to simplify the request and deployment of complex services. Other capabilities of an SDDC are:

  • Automated infrastructure/service consumption
  • Policy based services and applications deployment
  • Changes to services can be made easily and instantly
  • All infrastructure layers are automated (storage, network, and compute)
  • No human ...

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