Using a holistic approach to datacenter design

The virtual datacenter architect must be able to take a holistic approach to datacenter design. This means that for every decision made, the architect must understand how the environment as a whole will be impacted.

An architect is required to be, at the very least, familiar with all aspects of the datacenter. They must understand how the different components of a datacenter, such as storage, networking, computing, security, and management, are interconnected, as shown in the following diagram:

Using a holistic approach to datacenter design

It has become very important to understand how any decision or change will impact the rest of the design. Identifying ...

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