It’s a constant balancing act. Your users want better, faster access to data applications, and services, but you don’t have never-ending resources. What’s more, you need to stay in control of your organization’s infrastructure. So how do you give your users what they want with the infrastructure you already have, all while maintaining a high level of control and security? That’s where a software-defined data center (SDDC) comes in. In an SDDC, your data center’s core components are pooled and managed by intelligent software systems, and I’ve put together a list of four main benefits of creating one for your organization.
1. Greater returns on cloud infrastructure investment: A software-defined data center adds new cloud capabilities to traditional data center infrastructure, so you can expand to meet growing needs without having to add new equipment.
2. Visibility, control, and security: Tools such as VMware vCloud Suite virtualize your entire infrastructure, while VMware Cloud Management lets you remain aware and in control of all processes.
3. A single, unified platform for all applications: Creating an SDDC provides support for your legacy and existing applications while also future proofing your infrastructure against new cloud services.
4. Infrastructure agility: Since your hardware configuration is managed by software, you can easily shift resources and workloads around the data center as needed.
It’s all possible—without sacrificing visibility, control, or security. And remember, you don’t have to set this up alone. Connection’s team of experts can help you build a software-defined data center that meets the exact needs of your organization. To learn more about what a software defined data center and tools like the VMware vCloud Suite can do for your organization’s cloud initiatives, check out our solutions story.