Deciding to go with a Unified Data Center (UDC) would seem to be the easiest decision ever. UDC uses people, process, and technology to treat the information overload faced by many organizations. However, even easy decisions need to be thought through—especially ones as big as this. Have you thoroughly examined the underlying strategy to determine if it will work best within your business?
First you need to familiarize yourself with two key concepts of UDC: Service profiles and virtualized I/O. Service profiles are completely configured through software and provide definitions of a server and its LAN and SAN network connectivity. It defines a single server along with its storage and networking characteristics. It is independent from any specific hardware and is coupled with virtualized IOs, making it easy for profiles to be reconfigured and transferred between blades.