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Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware® Virtual SAN by Duncan Epping, Cormac Hogan

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Chapter 1. Introduction to VSAN

Software Defined Data Center

VMware’s annual conferencing event, VMworld, introduced VMware’s vision for the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) in 2012. The SDDC is VMware’s architecture for the public and private clouds where all pillars of the datacenter - compute, storage and networks, and the associated services – are virtualized. Virtualizing data center components enables the IT team to be more flexible. Lower the operational complexity and cost while increasing availability and agility and ultimately lower the time to market for new services.

In order to achieve all of that virtualization of components by itself is not sufficient. The platform used will need to offer the ability to be installed, configured ...

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