The basic idea of virtualization is not a new notion. In fact, you have probably endorsed the concept and virtualized your servers. But, what’s next? Imagine a world where not only your business’ servers are virtualized, but your network and storage are as well. Just as server virtualization created a revolutionary impact in the IT world years ago, software-defined data centers (SDDC) will take virtualization to the next level and allow businesses to reap the benefits.
SDDCs are where the future of virtualization is headed in 2016. Here are a few reasons why you should keep an eye on the next level of virtualization:
1. Centralized Management
With an SDDC, all aspects of your infrastructure can be managed and controlled from one end to the other through the same platform. By consolidating your IT infrastructure, you allow for more workloads to be easily automated. You receive a bigger picture of your IT environment, its interactions, and capabilities while adding an enhanced layer of redundancy and scalability. This allows your business to analyze, grow, and enhance your infrastructure where it is needed, and results in overall increased agility of your IT.
2. Efficient Utilization of Resources
SDDC allows for more resourcefulness in the use of your systems, reduces physical real estate, and decreases costs related to your IT infrastructure. Virtualized processes, such as automatic provisioning/de-provisioning of your resources, improve service consistency and reduce downtime. This includes the reduction of racks and other hardware, such as network components, as well as power consumption and heat output, both of which can be costly burdens. The efficient use of your business’ resources allows your company to optimize your IT spend.
3. Increased Flexibility
By using an SDDC, your company has much more flexibility with your IT infrastructure. You can customize an environment that fits your workload and performance needs, while maintaining and enhancing your security policies and fulfilling your business requirements. As your business continues to grow and hardware hits its end-of-life, the increased flexibility associated with an SDDC allows you to manage your changing IT environment while giving you a real-time competitive advantage.
SDDCs will create new ways for your business to stay ahead of the game with regards to your IT infrastructure. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Contact us today to find out how SDDCs will help your business win!