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  • Nov 10, 2016

    Think Clouds, Not Cloud 1

    For many companies that have leveraged the cloud, it’s been either/or: public or private. Managed service providers can help their customers determine when it makes sense to use both in a multiple or hybrid cloud infrastructure....More
  • Oct 6, 2016

    The Security Talk Around SDDCs

    When you talk to your customers about best practices around the SDDC, here are five things that they need to consider:...More
  • Aug 1, 2016

    Keeping Your Software Defined Data Center in Full Compliance 1

    Moving from a standard data center with physical servers, networking and storage to a software-defined data center provides many benefits, but it also requires changing the way services are provisioned and managed. More importantly for many organizations—especially those in highly regulated industries like finance, healthcare and government—it changes the way legislative and company compliance policies are met and managed....More
  • Aug 1, 2016

    SDDC 101: What is the Orchestration Management Layer, Anyway?

    As data center managers have started to truly understand the benefits of virtualization in the data center, they have begun implementing software-defined infrastructure in some form or another—server, storage and/or networking, It’s commonly understood that each of these components, in a software-defined form, manages that function via software. But simply moving to software-defined server, storage and networking doesn’t create a true software-defined data center....More
  • Jul 29, 2016

    Guest Blog: Five Tips for Smooth Migration to an SDDC

    While there is little doubt that moving to a software defined data center is a good move, some companies are putting off the inevitable because of the stress and complexity they expect it to cause. In many cases, it’s true—it involves changing technologies, at least partially; having to share resources in a way that crosses divisions; and the learning curve for new processes can definitely cause stress for both business stakeholders and the IT staff....More
  • Jul 27, 2016

    Guest Blog: SDDC Requires Shift in IT Roles

    One of the reasons so many businesses are moving to the software defined data center is to improve the integration and coordination between technology silos of compute, storage and networking. There are other reasons as well, of course, from simplified data center management to increased scalability and agility....More
  • Jul 26, 2016

    Guest Blog: When to Recommend a Validated Design Approach to the SDDC 1

    Until fairly recently, enterprises that wanted to migrate to a software-defined data center had to either have a lot of expertise on staff (and a lot of time), or engage a third party expert who could not only put the data center in place, but also understand the company’s need well enough to choose the right components....More
  • Jul 5, 2016

    Guest Blog: Three Paths to The Software-Defined Data Center

    The software-defined data model enables MSPs to more effectively meet customers’ needs, but the first step to the SDDC is deciding which implementation option will work best....More

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