Software Defined Datacenter
When Virtualization became mainstream it shook the foundation of the Datacenter.
How it Works
No longer did you have 1 application assigned to 1 server. The 9% utilization of servers became a metric of the past. Server Utilization became 60–80% utilized with multiple applications on virtual machines co-habitating on the same server. Shared storage became much more important in your datacenter. But Virtualization first phase was compute; the servers. Next phase was almost concurrent: Network and storage became virtualized! This virtualization meant your traditional DataCenter functions were now an abstraction that can almost run anywhere!
WHY YOU NEED SOFTWARE DEFINED DATACENTER
BENEFITS TO SDDC
Entire Datacenter networks could be migrated from layer 2 to another data center with a few clicks.
Huge monolithic 3 tier infrastructure silos are no longer your albatross, but instead the SDDC fueled an unprecedented velocity for the DataCenter.
Enabling agility, and performance from weeks and months to minutes and seconds.