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Google+ Hangout -- Demystifying the Software-Defined Data Center

Join the experts for a discussion about the common obstacles, pitfalls and opportunities companies face as they evolve beyond virtualization and cloud to a software-defined data center.


The IT space is awash in buzz about the concept of a software-defined datacenter (SDDC), which promises to abstract the datacenter from its underlying hardware, enabling IT to connect and configure computing resources in new, powerful ways.

Join our live Google+ Hangout discussion to hear firsthand from IT professionals and other experts on their transition from virtualization and cloud to a SDDC.

They’ll discuss:

How to build the foundation for SDDC
Common obstacles to avoid
Strategies for realizing the full benefits of cloud
Predictions for how SDDC will evolve and impact IT in the future

Moderated by JJ DiGeronimo of VMware, our panel will include:

Jeff Byrne, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group
Michael Leeper, Director of Technology, Columbia Sportswear
Angelo Luciani, Network Specialist - The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited & vExpert
Mark Sarago, Business Solution Strategist - Accelerate Advisory Services, VMware, Inc.

For IT professionals preparing to redefine the way IT delivers services, this conversation promises to be time well spent, helping to illustrate how SDDC delivers greater agility, speed and innovation while positioning IT as an innovative business unit.

Click here to watch this hangout on YouTube.

  • Premiered: 02/28/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Byrne
  • Sponsor(s): VMware
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The downsides of a software-defined infrastructure

The data center of the future could lead to a software-defined infrastructure, but current technology is still relatively immature, with more work needed in the area of automation.

  • Premiered: 02/26/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchDataCenter.com
Topic(s): TBA Infrastructure TBA software-defined TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA Virtualization TBA Performance
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Hot data storage technologies for 2014

Six data storage technologies -- nex-gen solid-state, primary storage dedupe, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack and cloud-integrated storage -- will impact your shop.

  • Premiered: 12/12/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Solid State Devices TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Deduplication TBA hyper-converged TBA Backup TBA OpenStack TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Data Center TBA NVMe TBA Non-Volatile Memory Express TBA 3D Flash TBA hybrid storage TBA PCIe TBA V-NAND TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA ROBO TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA software-defined storage TBA Cloud-integrated Storage TBA CIS
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The Internet of Things and Beyond: 5 Things We’ll Be Tracking for a Better Tomorrow

What the Internet of Things offers is this huge opportunity to build intelligent applications that can actively optimize and direct just about any system that is dynamically programmable. Here are the five types of things that are soon likely to be “sensorized” in your IT shop.

  • Premiered: 04/30/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Internet of Things TBA Big Data TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA software defined TBA analysis TBA Take Five
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For Lowest Cost and Greatest Agility, Choose Software-Defined Data Center Architectures

The era of the software-defined data center is upon us. The promise of a software-defined strategy is a virtualized data center created from compute, network and storage building blocks. A Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) moves the provisioning, management, and other advanced features into the software layer so that the entire system delivers improved agility and greater cost savings. This tectonic shift in the data center is as great as the shift to virtualized servers during the last decade and may prove to be greater in the long run.

This approach to IT infrastructure started over a decade ago when compute virtualization - through use of hypervisors - turned compute and server platforms into software objects. This same approach to virtualizing resources is now gaining acceptance in networking and storage architectures. When combined with overarching automation software, a business can now virtualize and manage an entire data center. The abstraction, pooling and running of compute, storage and networking functions, virtually, on shared hardware brings unprecedented agility and flexibility to the data center while driving costs down.

In this paper, Taneja Group takes an in-depth look at the capital expenditure (CapEx) savings that can be achieved by creating a state-of-the-art SDDC, based on currently available technology. We performed a comparative cost study of two different environments: one using the latest software solutions from VMware running on industry standard and white label hardware components; and the other running a more typical VMware virtualization environment, on mostly traditional, feature rich, hardware components, which we will describe as the Hardware-Dependent Data Center (HDDC). The CapEx saving we calculated were based on creating brand new (Greenfield) data centers for each scenario (an additional comparison for upgrading an existing data center is included at the end of this white paper).

Our analysis indicates that a dramatic cost savings, up to 49%, can be realized when using today’s SDDC capabilities combined with low cost white-label hardware, compared to a best in class HDDC. In addition, just by adopting VMware Virtual SAN and NSX in their current virtualized environment users can lower CapEx by 32%. By investing in SDDC technology, businesses can be assured their data center solution can be more easily upgraded and enhanced over the life of the hardware, providing considerable investment protection. Rapidly improving SDDC software capabilities, combined with declining hardware prices, promise to reduce total costs even further as complex embedded hardware features are moved into a more agile and flexible software environment.

Depending on customers’ needs and the choice of deployment model, an SDDC architecture offers a full spectrum of savings. VMware Virtual SAN is software-defined storage that pools inexpensive hard drives and common solid state drives installed in the virtualization hosts to lower capital expenses and simplify the overall storage architecture. VMware NSX aims to make these same advances for network virtualization by moving security and network functions to a software layer that can run on top of any physical network equipment. An SDDC approach is to “virtualize everything” along with data center automation that enables a private cloud with connectors to the public cloud if needed.

Publish date: 08/19/14
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Mixed reactions for VMware SDDC, EVO:RAIL at VMworld

Two main talking points at VMworld 2014 were the software-defined data center and hyperconverged infrastructure, mainly because of two new releases from VMware.

  • Premiered: 09/11/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Server Virtualization
Topic(s): TBA tech target TBA Mike Matchett TBA VMWare TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2014 TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA EVO
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VMware vSphere 6 release good news for storage admins

VMware's vSphere 6 release shows that the vendor is aiming for a completely software-defined data center with a fully virtualized infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 10/05/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA Virtualization TBA virtualized infrastructure TBA VSAN TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMotion TBA high availability TBA Security TBA scalability TBA Data protection TBA replication TBA VMware PEX TBA Fault Tolerance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Provisioning TBA Storage Management TBA SLA TBA 3D Flash TBA FT TBA vCPU TBA CPU
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Improving Business Mobility to Transform Workforce Effectiveness and the Customer Experience

The truly mobile business. Practically every company we speak to would like to achieve it. In its ultimate incarnation, business mobility enables users to cost-effectively and securely access apps, information and other users on demand, from any device, wherever they happen to be. Platforms, systems and protocols become transparent, even invisible, enabling users across vast distances to innovate without boundaries, collaboratively solve business problems, and engage more effectively with customers. Though relatively few firms are this far along in their business mobility initiatives, many companies are already reaping the benefits of a more versatile and productive workforce, along with increased deployment flexibility and lower management and support costs. Over time, firms often extend these initiatives beyond their own workforce, enabling them to serve customers more effectively and build new revenue streams.

However, for some companies we speak with, business mobility remains an elusive goal. As these organizations tend to learn the hard way, building a truly mobile business requires not just the right technology and capabilities, but also the business processes and management platform to unlock their full potential. To learn more about the paths companies take toward business mobility—and what makes some more successful than others—Taneja Group asked nearly 1,200 buyers and practitioners to tell us the challenges they face and capabilities/products they are adopting on the road to creating a more mobile business. A growing number of these organizations—spanning from large and small enterprises to midsize companies across a range of geographies and industries—are now experiencing benefits such as improved workforce effectiveness, reduced costs and new revenue growth from their business mobility initiatives.

In this paper, you will learn—based on our study findings and VMware customer experience—how you can benefit by following a proven path to improve business mobility for your workforce and customers.

Publish date: 12/01/15
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5 Key Elements of Bimodal IT

These five technology trends make it possible for bimodal IT to bring new levels of speed, flexibility and innovation to launching IT services.

  • Premiered: 04/07/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA mobile computing TBA IT infrastructure TBA Data Center TBA Datacenter TBA webscale TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Computing TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA flash storage TBA flexibility TBA Amazon TBA Facebook TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Deduplication TBA Nutanix TBA EMC TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA software-defined TBA Optimization
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Datera Announces Next-Generation Elastic Data Fabric to Simplify Data Storage for Enterprise

Datera Continues to Elevate the Data Storage Landscape by Enabling Continuous and Faster App Delivery, Massive Scalability and Price-Performance Flexibility for All Apps and Infrastructure Stacks.

  • Premiered: 09/27/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Datera TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA Private Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA flexibility TBA Data Storage TBA data storage management TBA Storage Management TBA enterprise cloud TBA Cloud TBA VMWare TBA vCenter TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft SQL TBA SQL TBA Microsoft Exchange TBA SharePoint TBA MySQL TBA Cassandra TBA MongoDB TBA Docker TBA Docker Swarm TBA Google TBA Google Kubernetes TBA Dell TBA DevOps TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center
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Hyper-converged infrastructure products give data centers a boost

Hyper-converged products take your data center and network to new heights by leveraging industry-first infrastructure innovations to improve storage and more.

  • Premiered: 06/07/17
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA VCE TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Dell EMC TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA VNX TBA HPE TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Hedvig TBA Amazon Web Services TBA AWS TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA SwiftStack TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Cisco TBA HDS TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA IBM TBA Compute
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Composable infrastructure creates new path to SDDC nirvana

Shiny new products like composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms could offer a way to achieve software-defined infrastructure - but beware the pitfalls.

  • Premiered: 11/16/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA SDDC TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA Composable TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA Hypervisor TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA microservices TBA Provisioning TBA Mike Matchett TBA VMWare TBA vRealize TBA vSphere TBA flexibility