Jan 05

The Software-Defined Data Center

VMware CTO Steve Herrod, Executive Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Management Raghu Raghuram, and Senior Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure Products Bogomil Balkansky describe the software-defined data center, the datacenter platform that removes the traditional constraints and complexity of infrastructure operations by recasting infrastructure services as virtual software services, layered atop of industry standard hardware, that are automatically and dynamically configured to meet the needs of any and all application workloads. The software defined data center delivers the peak of automation, flexibility and efficiency optimized for each and every application.

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Sep 02

Storage Virtualization

VMware Certified Instructor and Senior Technical Trainer Brian Watrous describes the features of storage virtualization, including profile driven storage, automated load balancing, VSAN (host-based distributed storage), vVOLS (VMDK awareness), vFlash (integrating flash devices with vSphere) and Virsto (performance improvement and reduction in storage requirements).

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Sep 02

Automating the Software-Defined Data Center

This video explores how cloud automation and management combined with software defined services will drive the next round IT efficiency improvements.

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Sep 02

Essentials Of The Software-Defined Data Center

VMware Certified Instructor and Senior Technical Trainer Brian Watrous provides an overview of the essential components behind the Software-Defined Data Center.

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Sep 02

VMware Software-Defined Data Center Bootcamp

In this bootcamp series, VMware Certified Instructor and Senior Technical Trainer Brian Watrous provides an overview of the products and technologies that play a role in the software defined data center, equipping you with the knowledge to take advantage of the tremendous potential of the SDDC. Those video’s introduces the SDDC and the transformational effect it has on your data center, on IT operations, and on business agility.

These bootcamps include:

Introduction To The Software-Defined Data Center
Essentials Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Automating the Software-Defined Data Center
Compute Virtualization
Storage Virtualization
Network and Security Virtualization – part1
Network and Security Virtualization – part2

At the end of this video bootcamp, you will have a good understanding of the VMware Software-Defined Data Center.

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Sep 01

Creating a VMware Software-Defined Data Center

This reference architecture describes an implementation of a software-defined data center (SDDC) using VMware vCloud® Suite Enterprise 5.8, VMware NSX™ for vSphere® 6.1, VMware IT Business Management Suite™ Standard Edition 1.1, and VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™ 2.0 to create an SDDC. This SDDC implementation is based on real-world scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. The configuration uses industry-standard servers, IP-based storage, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking to support a scalable and redundant architecture.

An overview of the solution and the logical architecture as well as results of the tested physical implementation are provided. Consult with your VMware representative as to how to modify the architecture to suit your business needs.

Audience

This document will assist enterprise architects, solution architects, sales engineers, field consultants, advanced services specialists, and customers who are responsible for infrastructure services. This guide provides an example of a successful deployment of an SDDC.

Overview

Expectations for IT to deliver applications and services at speed and scale are greater than ever. The VMware SDDC enables companies to evolve beyond outdated, hardware-centric architectures and to create an automated, easily managed platform that embraces all applications, for fast deployment across data centers and clouds. With an SDDC, users see a predefined list of services available to them and can have these services created instantly upon request, while still enabling IT to control and secure these services. This reference architecture delivers a working configuration that provides users with the on-demand access they need while ensuring that IT maintains the control and security it requires.

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Creating a VMware Software-Defined Data Center.

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Sep 01

The VMware Software-Defined Data Center Foundation

The VMware Software-Defined Data Center Foundation Reference Architecture

This reference architecture describes the implementation of a software-defined data center (SDDC) that leverages the latest VMware components and capabilities. The reference architecture is built on the Foundation VMware Validated Design. The Foundation VMware Validated Design is the core of all higher-level VMware Validated Designs.

Foundation describes a scalable, resilient, best-practice configuration on which all additional functionality is layered. The Foundation configuration uses industry-standard servers, IP-based and VMware Virtual SAN™ storage, and software-defined networking to support a scalable and redundant architecture.
The VMware Validated Design process gathers data from customer support, VMware IT, and VMware and partner professional services to create a standardized configuration that meets the majority of customer requirements. Internally, VMware engineering teams test new product capabilities, installations, upgrades,
and more, against the standardized configuration. VMware and partner professional services teams build delivery kits based on this design, knowing that they are deploying with the best possible configuration.
Customers planning “do it yourself” deployments also benefit from following this architecture, confident that future product upgrades, patches, and so on, have already been tested against a configuration identical to theirs.

Audience

This document will assist those who are responsible for infrastructure services, including enterprise architects, solution architects, sales engineers, field consultants, advanced services specialists, and customers. This guide provides an example of a successful deployment of an SDDC.

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The VMware Software-Defined Data Center Foundation Reference Architecture.

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Sep 01

Introduction To The Software-Defined Data Center

This video introduces the SDDC and the transformational effect it has on your data center, on IT operations, and on business agility..

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May 14

VMware’s Software Defined Data Center by DSN Group

DSN Group http://www.dsngroup.net/ Twitter https://twitter.com/dsngroup Overview of the VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, a complete, integrated cloud infrastructure …

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