Building Software-Defined Control for Your Data Center

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Automated Capacity Control

Traditional capacity management tooling is woefully inadequate in a world where the infrastructure is programmable and application demand is stacked on shared infrastructure. What is required is automated policy-aware control over sizing, allocation and placement decisions, which are the new control points in modern data centers.

Enterprises today are looking to make every aspect of their data center infrastructure more software-defined – with the ultimate goal of achieving the software-defined data center (SDDC).

According to Andrew Hillier, CTO of Cirba, the SDDC is not achieved by simply bolting together virtualization, software-defined networking, and software-defined storage technologies. Rather, it is an operational state, achieved by adopting a new way of managing and controlling all the moving parts within the infrastructure.

Critical to this control is having the ability to align the capabilities of the infrastructure (supply) with the requirements of the applications (demand). In this slideshow, Andrew offers four core elements to achieve this alignment and build the foundation for getting to the SDDC.

 

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