Modern software-defined compute, also known as virtualization, is the first step toward the VMware Software-Defined Networking Data Center. Introduced by VMware, 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. In contrast to VMware Software-Defined Networking, in which hardware remains the driving force, VMware network virtualization technology truly decouples network resources from underlying hardware.
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. The result is IT achieves significantly more at dramatically lower cost through virtualization. As the foundation for VMwares complete software-defined data center (SDDC) platform, vSphere with Operations Management is the starting point for building your software-defined data center. With vSphere in place, you can seamlessly extend virtualization to storage and network services and add automated, policy-based provisioning and management. The vSphere platform, the best foundation for your apps, your cloud and your business. VSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment. VSphere with VMware Operations Management takes virtualization to the next level with intelligent operations management.
VMware Software-Defined Networking Unified Data Center
The fully virtualized data center is automated and managed by intelligent, policy-based data center management software, vastly simplifying governance and operations. VMware Software-Defined Networking single, unified management platform lets you centrally monitor and administer all applications across physical geographies, heterogeneous infrastructure and hybrid clouds. You can deploy and manage workloads in physical, virtual and cloud environments with a unified management experience. IT becomes agile, elastic and responsive to a degree never before possible. Storage services become fluid — a little more for this application now, a little less for that one later. Heterogeneous storage support — SDS lets you leverage existing storage solutions, such as SAN and NAS, or direct attached storage on x86 industry-standard hardware. With industry standard servers, the backbone of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, IT organizations can design low-cost and scalable storage environments that easily adjust to specific and ever-changing storage needs.
VMware Software-Defined Networking Private Cloud
VMware Software-Defined Networking architecture 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. Most companies choose a hybrid combination of on-premises and IaaS platforms. All three options are built on the same VMware Software-Defined Networking Data Center technology, so you can easily migrate workloads among clouds and control and govern your hybrid environment from a single management interface. VMware provides flexible paths for evolving to a software-defined private cloud that you deploy on your own physical infrastructure. Customers typically begin with vSphere with Operations Management, and at their own pace, add software-defined networking and storage, and various elements of our comprehensive management layer. Alternatively, you can move up to a full-infrastructure solution, vCloud Suite, directly from vSphere with Operations Management.
VMware Software-Defined Networking Storage
The VMware Software-Defined Networking Storage 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. Per application storage services. SDS applies at the VM level, allowing storage services to be tailored to the precise requirements of an application and adjusted as needed on a per-application basis, without affecting neighboring applications. Administrators are in complete control of which storage services, and therefore costs, are consumed by which application.
VMware vCloud Air Private Cloud
Built on VMware Software-Defined Networking technology, vCloud Air is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) operated by VMware. It lets you quickly, seamlessly and securely extend your data center into the cloud using the tools and processes you already have. You can run your hybrid environment with a common, unified model for management, orchestration, networking and security. Certified VMware partners offer an array of globally consistent, flexible and custom-tailored cloud services. These too are built on VMware Software-Defined Networking technology. For compatibility with your internal data center, guaranteed service levels, auditable security and assured compliance. Infrastructure and applications services are requested via a self-service portal where authorized administrators, developers or business users can select services that comply with pre-defined business policies. Service delivery is highly automated. Logical infrastructure and application blueprints model services that can be deployed in any approved cloud environment.
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