Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a hot buzzword in the industry, and it is garnering attention for all the good reasons. An SDDC delivers all data center infrastructure as a service, with a very high degree of automation and flexibility. With the levels of virtualization and orchestration being leveraged by the Cloud, SDDC is a projection of those abilities into the data center’s infrastructure. Software Defined Power (SDP), Software Defined Network (SDN), and all of the intelligent Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) techniques one has heard of fall under the umbrella of SDDC.
Software Defined Data Center is a concept in its infancy. No one can go out and buy SDDC from a vendor. At best, pieces of an SDDC vision are beginning to be cobbled together using multiple vendors as appropriate. SDDC is, in general, out of reach for the typical enterprise as well, though Gartner predicts that by 2020 SDDC will be seen as a requirement for 75% of Global 2000 enterprises using Hybrid Cloud.
By Staff Writer