Software-defined data center – Clarity into a complex topic from an industry analyst

The Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) includes a range of technologies that are predicted to transform IT. The SDDC expands the concepts and capabilities of virtualized compute (processor and memory) to software defined network and software defined storage. Bernd Harzog, an analyst with The Virtualization Practice, provides a very clear explanation of the SDDC in this video. He goes beyond the buzzwords and clichés.


Bernd is a highly regarded industry expert. His expertise includes virtualization and cloud management as well as application performance management. You can read his  blogs at Bernd is also a frequent speaker at VMworld and other industry conferences.



This video is the first in a four-part series of videos that will be published on this blog. Part two will descibe the benefits of the software-defined datacenter. Part three will provide an overview of the management stack required to optimize the SDDC. The fourth video will focus on the role of operations analytics in the SDDC.


Bernd recently published a report on this topic entitled, “The Business Benefits of the Software-Defined Datacenter”. You can download a copy of this report here. 


This is a very informative tutorial on the SDDC, and we welcome your questions and comments. For additonal information on this topic and free software from HP, please check the following links:



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