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Analytics, big data and the software-defined datacenter

Assuring the SDDC Environment.pngThe Software-defined datacenter (SDDC) introduces a whole new level of complexity—at great reward. But in turn, the SDDC generates massive amounts of data from infrastructure events, logs, etc. All of this needs to be analyzed, so you can make sense of it. Otherwise you’ll be in a reactive mode that undermines all the great benefits of the SDDC.


 Analytics are an important new dimension of the management stack required to support the SDDC. We asked an industry analyst to provide us with his insights on analytics and the SDDC in a new video.


Read on to learn more and to see what he has to say.


Guest post by Ian Bromehead, Sr Product Marketing Manager, HP Software

The SDDC management stack – the essential ingredients

berndHarzog SDDC video 3.pngThere are significant benefits offered by the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC), but the other side of this coin is that it presents a new set of management challenges.


This video by an industry expert explains the essential components required in the management software. It lets you drill down and see how you can address these challenges before they create more problems with your SDDC implementation. Read on to find out how you can benefit from an SDDC.


Guest post by Anil Kuriakose, Sr. Product Manager, HP Software

Benefits of the software-defined data center explained

how virtualized is the market.pngThis week at VMworld in Barcelona VMware has continued to describe their vision of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC).  As IT organizations adopt virtualization, they are realizing significant benefits. They are seeing  CapEx savings through consolidation and OpEx savings through aumation. The SDDC really is a game changing technology.


HP recently sat down with industry analyst Bernd Harzog of The Virtualization Practice to get his insights on the business benefits of the software-defined datacenter. Keep reading for his perspective.


Image source: VMware

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

Software defined datacenter.pngVMware continues to promote their vision of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) at VMworld in Barcelona this week.  SDDC is a new industry buzzword, and it is creating some confusion. Industry analyst Bernd Harzog of The Virtualization Practice provides a concise, lucid explanation of this complex topic in a new video.  Keep reading to learn his observations on the topic. 


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  • Amitabh is a Virtualization, Cloud Computing & VDI focused IT Consulting & Architecture Professional. He comes with 17 years of strong IT Infrastructure Consulting & Architecture experience with leading MNCs like Microsoft, HP. He has designed & implemented several mid. to large scale IT Infrastructure Projects involving technologies from VMware, HP, Microsoft, Citrix, Linux. He is also an Independent Product/Technology Evangelist around Virtualization & Cloud Computing in the Asia Pacific region. His Blog: http://Amitabh-vWorld.Com generates lot of interest among the VMware & VDI community. His visionary articles on Cloud & VDI were extremely well appreciated around the world and received immense re-twitts.
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  • I've been working across the HP Storage NAS and SAN portfolio since 2006. Currently, I’m focusing on Software-Defined Storage marketing.
  • Ken is responsible for worldwide marketing of HP’s virtualization and systems management products. His experience includes over 20 years in marketing, product management and business development. In addition to IT management software, Ken's background includes enterprise storage and systems with Hitachi Data Systems and Fujtsu.
  • Pranesh Ramachandran is a Software Engineer working in HP Software’s System Management & Virtualization Monitoring products’ team. He has experience of more than 7 years in this product line.
  • Ramkumar Devanathan (twitter: @rdevanathan) works in the IOM-Customer Assist Team (CAT) providing technical assistance to HP Software pre-sales and support teams with Operations Management products including vPV, SHO, VISPI. He has experience of more than 12 years in this product line, working in various roles ranging from developer to product architect.
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