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BLOG: Transformation with the Software-Defined Data centre

Nicholas Tan | Feb. 13, 2013
A Software-Defined approach towards data centre computing can enable organisations to move beyond traditional IT complexity and rigidity caused by specialised hardware.

By creating a single container that captures the entire infrastructure environment into a software-defined object that removes dependency on any single physical set-up, it allows for seamless portability of the entire group of data centre services from one physical infrastructure to another. This provides organisations the tools needed to build, operate and manage cloud infrastructure, and applies the virtualisation principles of pooling, abstraction and automation to storage, networking, security, and availability.

IT organisations benefit from a holistic platform that is optimised to flexibly support the needs of organisations while being adaptive, allowing for dynamic configuration based on the businesses' demands. In addition, this framework's built-in intelligence increases operational efficiency brought about by automation, and provides unprecedented flexibility that allows for dynamic allocation and configuration of resources as the need arises.

Future-proofing cloud services to deliver greater value

In a world where business advantage increasingly depends on applications and technology, the Software-Defined Data centre proves to be the optimum approach as it offers organisations the competitive edge with unmatched business agility, increased interoperability, and dramatically simpler operations.

Paired with intelligent, policy-based provisioning, automation, and monitoring, the net effect is transformative. The Software-Defined Data centre enables IT to deliver a strategic advantage to businesses by providing the same benefits for IT as a whole that virtualisation delivered for computing and memory.

Nicholas Tan is country manager, VMware Singapore.


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