VMware Software Defined Data Center
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VMware Software Defined Data Center, also known as virtualization, is the first step toward the VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud creates portable workloads and place workloads on premises, off premises or both. You choose where your applications live and you retain full management control. Extends your data center, you can use the same management tools and both on site and offsite cloud environments. You can also set your networks to mimic your existing data center settings. High availability and load balancing are included at no extra cost. VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud also offers total edge gateway control. VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is ideal for smaller workloads and tight budgets. It’s also an excellent option for workloads that don’t need dedicated hardware and can be deployed in a multi tenant environment. Gain robust hybrid capabilities with workload portability, seamless networking, and common management make it easy to extend to the cloud from on premises environments.

Introduced by VMware more than a decade ago, x86 server virtualization has become a standard technology used by a vast majority of data centers worldwide. Servers deployed the conventional way operate at less than 15 percent of capacity. Virtualization rewrites the entire equation. CPU and memory are decoupled from physical hardware, creating pools of resources for use wherever needed. Each virtualized application and its operating system are encapsulated in a separate, isolated software container called a virtual machine (VM). Many VMs can be run simultaneously on each server, putting the majority of hardware capacity to productive use. The results have transformed server efficiency by offering superior performance, higher availability, and significant savings. The result is IT achieves significantly more at dramatically lower cost through virtualization. VMware Software Defined Data Center can be deployed in your data center as a private cloud or off site using secure infrastructure—as—a—service (IaaS) operated by VMware or a certified partner.

VMware Software Defined Data Center vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud

Creates portable workloads and place workloads on premises, off premises or both. You choose where your applications live and you retain full management control. Extends your data center, you can use the same management tools and both on site and offsite cloud environments. You can also set your networks to mimic your existing data center settings. High availability and load balancing are included at no extra cost. VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud also offers total edge gateway control. VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is ideal for smaller workloads and tight budgets. It’s also an excellent option for workloads that don’t need dedicated hardware and can be deployed in a multi tenant environment. Gain robust hybrid capabilities with workload portability, seamless networking, and common management make it easy to extend to the cloud from on premises environments. VMware vSphere with Operations Management is the starting point for building your VMware Software Defined Data Center.

VMware Software Defined Data Center Storage

VMware Software Defined Data Center storage (VMware SDS) strategy is to evolve storage architectures through the pervasive hypervisor, bringing to storage the simplicity, efficiency, and cost savings that server virtualization brought to compute. Software Defined Storage abstracts the underlying storage through a virtual data plane, making the VM, and thus the application, the fundamental unit of storage provisioning and management across heterogeneous storage systems. By creating a flexible separation between applications and available resources, the hypervisor can balance all IT resources—compute, memory, storage and networking — needed by an application. The fully virtualized data center is automated and managed by intelligent, policy based data center management software, vastly simplifying governance and operations. A single, unified management platform lets you centrally monitor and administer all applications across physical geographies, heterogeneous infrastructure and hybrid clouds.

VMware Software Defined Data Center Virtualization

What is network virtualization, and how does it differ from software defined networking (SDN)? In contrast to VMware Software Defined Data Center, in which hardware remains the driving force, VMware network virtualization technology truly decouples network resources from underlying hardware. Virtualization principles are applied to physical network infrastructure, abstracting network services to create a flexible pool of transport capacity that can be allocated, utilized and repurposed on demand. In a close analogy to the virtual machine, a virtualized network is a software container that presents logical network components — logical switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and more — to connected workloads. These virtualized networks are programmatically created, provisioned and managed, with the underlying physical network serving as a simple packet forwarding back plane. Network and security services are allocated to each VM according to its needs, and stay attached to it as the VM moves among hosts in the dynamic virtualized environment.

VMware Software Defined Data Center

The VMware vCloud Air Network is your partner in the cloud. Get reliable cloud services tailored to your business needs with the VMware vCloud Air Network, a global ecosystem of cloud providers offering validated services based on VMware technology. VMware vCloud Air network benefits, Data sovereignty — with a network of cloud providers located across more than 100 countries, you can easily keep data and applications local — simplifying adherence to national data security and privacy regulations. Hybridity — ensure compatibility with services based on the same VMware vSphere platform you already use.

You can reduce energy consumption by decreasing the number of servers in your data center. VMware server virtualization can reduce hardware requirements by a 15:1 ratio, enabling you to lessen the environmental impact of your organization’s IT without sacrificing reliability or service levels. Server and desktop hardware consolidation can also help you achieve a 20 to 30 percent lower cost per application, as well as defer data center construction costs by $1,000 per square foot. VMware vSphere with Operations Management allows for a 50 to 70 percent higher virtual machine density per host than commodity offerings.

Applications and data can reside and be accessible anywhere. With VMware NSX Software Defined Networking you can reduce the time to provision entire networks in software from weeks to seconds. It abstracts virtual networks from the underlying physical network, providing the flexibility to run on top of any network hardware. With improved operational efficiency through automation, network operators can achieve faster deployment and greater agility. Enables network micro segmentation.

Provisioning VMware NSX Software Defined Networking brings security inside the data center with automated, fine—grained policies tied to the virtual machines. It enables micro segmentation to significantly reduce the lateral spread of threats inside the data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology. VMware NSX abstracts networking from the underlying hardware and attaches networking and security policies to their associated workloads.

VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering that brings together VMware’s industry—leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi—vendor hybrid cloud management platform. VMware’s new portable licensing units allow vCloud Suite to build and manage both vSphere — based private clouds as well as multi—vendor hybrid clouds. Leverage the world’s leading virtualization platform as the foundation for multiple data center initiatives. Consolidate servers and data centers. Improve application availability and performance. Address application requirements for scale up or scale out.

Rapidly provision infrastructure and application resources across development, test, QA and production. Effectively manage these resources from initial provisioning through retirement in order to maximize both capital and operational spending. Understand the cost of infrastructure and the consumption of resources by end users. Deliver proactive management of performance, availability and capacity across all data center domains including applications, compute, network and storage. Build the foundation for successful developer agility and infrastructure modernization initiatives.

Agility through automation with continuous delivery, support rapid iterations and DevOps principles by automating the pipeline for any kind of software. Artifact management provides versioning support, and a release dashboard provides end to end visibility into release history. Automate the end to end delivery and management of infrastructure, and accelerate application deployment and releases. Choice through flexibility. Provision and manage multivendor, multicloud infrastructure and applications by leveraging existing infrastructure, tools and processes. Personalization through governance policies.

Ensure that users receive the right size resource or application at the appropriate service level for the jobs they need to perform. Efficiency through cost containment. Provide consistent, automated delivery and management of IT services and reduce time—consuming, manual processes. Reclaim inactive resources for reuse with automated reclamation, providing cost savings. Centrally manage public and private clouds. Flexibly manage your cloud infrastructure, control costs, and maintain strong governance. Get more from your VMware vRealize software investments.

With VMware vRealize Operations, IT organizations of all sizes can improve performance, avoid disruption, and become more efficient with comprehensive visibility across applications and infrastructure in one place. Performance and availability across the software defined data center (SDDC). Improve performance, avoid disruption and proactively manage the SDDC with integrated performance and health monitoring from storage to applications with predictive analytics, Smart Alerts and guided remediation. Optimize infrastructure utilization.

Become more efficient by optimizing resource utilization including reclamation and right sizing, across cluster workload placement, improved planning and forecasting and enforce IT and configuration standards. Unified management across heterogeneous data centers and multiple public clouds. Simplify operations with comprehensive visibility in one place across applications, physical infrastructure components and public clouds, supported by an extensible platform utilizing third—party management packs. Business continuity—improve business continuity and disaster recovery planning through automated application discovery and mapping, and by identifying the impact of infrastructure changes on your applications.