Software-Defined Data Center With Hyperconvergence
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a cloud architecture that extends the familiar virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation to all data center resources, and governs them with policy-driven automation and management. Do you recognize the references to the same themes seen in private cloud computing, public cloud computing, and hybrid cloud computing discussions? Abstraction, pooling, automation, and policy-driven management.
The Software-Defined Data Center focuses on converting legacy infrastructure from static, over-provisioned, inflexible capital assets into automated, orchestrated resources to be used on demand, according to consumption patterns and business policies.
Why are you still worrying about:
- Servers: blade versus rack-mounted?
- Networks: CIFS, NFS, Fibre Channel, or iSCSI?
- Storage: LUNs, shares, volumes, RAID, aggregates, datastores, provisioning, mapping, and masking?
- Backup applications: IO spikes, available windows, and RPOs and RTOs?
- Backup targets: post-process deduplication, off-site tape, and restore failure rates?
- Disaster recovery: WAN costs, WAN bandwidth, and wasted or idle resources?
Instead, shouldn’t you be worrying about:
- Accelerating time to value?
- Increasing revenue through innovation?
- Decreasing costs?
- Increasing employee productivity and satisfaction?
- Deploying applications and workloads?
Change the way that you manage and present IT resources to your users—shift the thought process from manual tasks and IT request queues to automation and self-provisioning. Stop worrying about manual tasks that no longer matter and start focusing on the business.
The focus of technology innovation has shifted to software. It has shifted towards applications and workloads, which drive the business forward. By building automated policies around virtual machines—and their associated data—you can provide the agility and flexibility that your business requires.
Software-Defined Data Center With SimpliVity
You need technology that supports automation, federated management, high performance, and efficiency. In short, your infrastructure should be hyperconverged. SimpliVity OmniStack is the industry’s first and only globally federated and hyperconverged infrastructure solution.
The infrastructure cannot take months to provision, months to deploy new applications, or weeks to make any provisioning changes. The infrastructure should be:
- Consolidated: No longer can you manage and operate different appliances for server, storage, network, backup, disaster recovery, and cloud.
- Streamlined: No longer can you train your employees to operate different management screens across disparate technologies.
- VM-centric: No longer can you focus your limited time and resources on manual storage tasks; your infrastructure, and, by extension, your data must be aligned to the workloads you actually care about.
- Globally federated: No longer can you manage resources separately. You can’t have misalignment between your business and your infrastructure. You can’t have islands of resources at remote sites or across business units.
- High performance: No longer can you over-provision or deploy more storage disks than you need just to match IOPS requirements. Instead, efficiently deduplicate data at inception to reduce the required IOPS.
SimpliVity’s breakthrough is aligning the data to the virtual machine, globally. Locking data into its underlying hardware infrastructure is now a thing of the past. Now, data is just as mobile as the virtual machine itself. This is the true essence of Software-Defined Data Center. Just as workloads can be managed and automated through policy, so too can the data.
SimpliVity’s OmniStack delivers hyperconvergence for the Software-Defined Data Center.