Data Center Network Virtualization
Solutions — Data Center Network Virtualization Solutions

Data center network virtualization solutions are firmly entrenched in the strategies of IT leaders. Like many organizations, it’s likely that cost savings and the containment of CAPEX spend were the initial driving forces behind the uptake of virtualization in business. Other drivers are now emerging — virtualization improves business continuity and resilience, and can assist you in disaster recovery preparations. Data center network virtualization solutions can position your organization for cloud computing where you can harness the power of virtualization to reduce operational costs, improve network automation and achieve your organization’s objectives. Data center network virtualization solutions have moved beyond the server and storage domains to now include desktop virtualization which is now in mainstream adoption. Next—Generation desktop virtualization assessments helps you to create a desktop environment that incorporates a modern, well—managed user computing environment, incorporating various mobility, management and virtualization technologies.

Through our network virtualization and advisory practice we assist clients to optimize their management processes to maximize the improvements that virtualization offers, with a thorough assessment of the your network’s IT service management capabilities.  Virtualization engineers, advise you, without being tied to any particular vendor, which means we will recommend the optimized solutions for your organization which will assist in achieving organizational objectives. Our network engineers ensure that all data protection, backup and recovery considerations within your virtual environment are thoroughly addressed. We’ll custom design our solutions to your requirements — applying the engineering skills and best practices gathered through deploying, implementing and supporting virtual servers, network storage and virtual desktop environments. Data center networking assessments are aimed at gathering the appropriate insights to allow us to guide you through the process of ensuring your current data center network architecture will support existing IT operations and continue to adapt to changing dynamics.

Data Center Network Virtualization Solutions Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Data center network virtualization solutions include a consultative, solution—based approach to understanding how the desktop environment can be optimized in order to deliver greater control and standardization — while enabling end—user flexibility and ensuring greater security and compliance. An in—depth understanding of the infrastructure (network, data center, storage, server) and end—user applications (Microsoft Office, email, licensing) impacted by desktop virtualization. This gives you assurance that the end solution is properly designed, implemented and managed. Data center network virtualization solutions include desktop virtualization from VMware Horizon helps organizations  manage device proliferation and operate more effectively and securely in today’s mobile, user centric workspace. Our virtualization services streamline your application and operating system upgrades allowing organizations to be more efficient, providing cost—effective ways to reduce the data center footprint and costs through server virtualization thus maximizing the benefits of desktop virtualization.

Software–Defined Data Center

A Software—Defined Data Center is the foundation for a cross—cloud architecture. The VMware Cross—Cloud Architecture enables enterprises to innovate freely in the clouds of their choice. Built on industry leading Software—Defined Data Center foundation which brings together best—in—class compute, storage, networking virtualization, and cloud management, our common operating environment lets you rapidly run, manage, connect, and secure apps across clouds and devices. Software—Defined Data Centers offer the following; customer ready Software—Defined Data Center solutions — go to VMware to learn about the newly announced Federation Software—Defined Data Center — a joint solution with best of breed technologies from Dell EMC, Pivotal with RSA and VMware. Designed to meet the needs of mission critical enterprise applications, this fully integrated, engineered, tested and validated solution will help you accelerate your transition to a Software—Defined Enterprise.

Automate Virtualization Management

To support business growth, consistent management and automation of the virtual data center is a critical first step. Automating manual tasks will free up time for IT teams to deliver more strategic value to the business. Moreover, you need a solution that learns and adapts to your unique environment, and not something with a one—size—fits—all approach. Self—learning predictive analytics that respond to your particular environment and give you meaningful insights and guided remediation. You can leverage all types of IT data from your virtualized environment, including real—time log analytics, to eliminate blind spots. Free up more time for strategic projects by safely automating a variety of management tasks, including workload placement and re—balancing to enable infrastructure and application performance, optimizing resources, and enforcing security hardening guidelines.

Data Center Network Virtualization Solutions

Virtualization is the process of creating a software—based (or virtual) representation of something rather than a physical one. Virtualization can apply to applications, servers, storage, and networks and is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses. Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that's simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate.

Additional benefits include reduced capital and operating costs, minimize or eliminate downtime, increase IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness, provision applications and resources faster, enable business continuity and disaster recovery, simplify data center management, and build a true Software—Defined Data Center. IT organizations are challenged by the limitations of today’s x86 servers, which are designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5 to 15 percent of capacity — highly inefficient by any standard.

Application provisioning in minutes — policy—based configuration lets you deliver workloads in minutes, with resource levels automatically adjusted to meet continually changing business demands. Dramatically higher efficiency and lower costs — virtualized IT services and automated operations management drive new levels of resource utilization and staff productivity. You can utilize virtually any hardware, minimizing the need for specialized infrastructure.

Fully virtualized infrastructure — the Software—Defined approach extends industry leading VMware vSphere virtualization beyond compute to network and storage, making data center services as easy and inexpensive to configure and manage as virtual machines. VCE VxRail, a hyper converged infrastructure appliance, is a building block for SDDC, delivering compute, networking, storage and management. Governed by a comprehensive cloud management platform — unified, policy driven technology automates and manages IT services across heterogeneous clouds. Unlike legacy solutions, the platform is purpose—built to orchestrate the changing dynamics of software defined workloads. Reduction of CAPEX expenditure and operating costs — through consolidation and or elimination of physical servers.

Most servers operate at less than 15 percent of capacity, leading to server sprawl and complexity. Server virtualization addresses these inefficiencies by allowing multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as virtual machines, each with access to the underlying server's computing resources. The next step is to aggregate a server cluster into a single consolidated resource — which improves overall efficiency and reduces cost. Server virtualization also enables faster workload deployment, increased application performance, and higher availability.

Network virtualization is the complete reproduction of a physical network in software. Applications run on the virtual network exactly the same as if on a physical network. Network virtualization presents logical networking devices and services — logical ports, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and more — to connected workloads. Virtual networks offer the same features and guarantees of a physical network with the operational benefits and hardware independence of virtualization.

Deploying desktops as a managed service gives you the opportunity to respond quicker to changing needs and opportunities. You can reduce costs and increase service by quickly and easily delivering virtualized desktops and applications to branch offices, outsourced and offshore employees and mobile workers on iPad and Android tablets. Transform static desktops into secure, digital workspaces that can be delivered on demand. Provision virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single VDI and app virtualization platform to streamline management and easily entitle end users. Provide a consistently great end user experience for knowledge workers, mobile workers and even 3D developers across devices, locations, media and connections.

Consolidate control, delivery and protection of end user compute resources with policies that dynamically adapt to the end user’s computing environment. Leverage virtual networking to simply and dynamically protect data center infrastructure and workloads. Take advantage of a modern desktop and application delivery architecture that delivers desktops in seconds, reduces storage and operational costs with truly stateless desktops and ensure painless application packaging and installation. Dynamically allocate resources with virtual storage, virtual compute and virtual networking to simplify management and drive down costs. Reduce day—to—day operations costs with a single platform that allows you to extend virtualization from the data center to your devices.

A virtual computer system is known as a “virtual machine” (VM): a tightly isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Each self—contained VM is completely independent. Putting multiple VMs on a single computer enables several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server, or “host”. A thin layer of software called a hypervisor decouples the virtual machines from the host and dynamically allocates computing resources to each virtual machine as needed.

VMs have the following characteristics, which offer several benefits. Partitioning — run multiple operating systems on one physical machine, and divide system resources between virtual machines.  Isolation — provide fault and security isolation at the hardware level, and preserve performance with advanced resource controls. Encapsulation — save the entire state of a virtual machine to files and move and copy virtual machines as easily as moving and copying files.