Posts Tagged ‘ software-defined datacenter ’

Bruce Davie

Network Virtualization in the Software-Defined Data Center

January 4, 2013
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Network Virtualization in the Software-Defined Data Center

This post co-authored by Bruce Davie, Martin Casado, and Brad Hedlund VMware has long been known as the company that changed computing by virtualizing servers. At Nicira, we set out to disrupt networking just as VMware disrupted computing, by virtualizing networks. The analogy between network virtualization and server virtualization can be a helpful one, but it is still only an analogy, and analogies can only take you so far. The point of this post is to dig a bit deeper into network virtualization – what it is, what it means for the industry, and how VMware, in the aftermath of the Nicira acquisition, plans to change networking. Just as server virtualization introduces the abstraction of the virtual machine, network virtualization introduces the virtual network abstraction....

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Steve Herrod

The Software-Defined Datacenter meets VMworld

August 27, 2012
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The Software-Defined Datacenter meets VMworld

It’s my favorite time of year, again – VMworld! VMware is proud to host its annual conference in San Francisco this week where we get the opportunity to share the company’s vision, strategy and product portfolio with the industry, while interacting with tens of thousands of our best customers and partners. I have the pleasure of keynoting Day 1 and Day 2 of VMworld along with Paul Maritz and Pat Gelsinger. My talk today on Day 1 focused on the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) . A software-defined datacenter is where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.

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Kit Colbert

Managing the Software-Defined Datacenter

August 27, 2012
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Managing the Software-Defined Datacenter

As we kick off VMworld , there’s a lot of excitement about the software-defined datacenter and all the benefits that it brings. But the benefits of the software-defined datacenter can only be realized if you can manage it. Management here covers a broad range of disciplines, including knowing if there is a performance problem, having insight into your datacenter’s compliance status, understanding your costs, and enabling self-service provisioning for users while maintaining control. Management is critical to operating the software-defined datacenter, yet management of the software-defined datacenter is much different than in traditional systems. Moving From Traditional Management to Software-Defined Datacenter Management Traditional systems consist of dedicated infrastructure tied to specific applications, leading to tightly integrated vertical silos. Each of...

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Steve Herrod

The Software-Defined Datacenter in a Multi-Cloud World

August 21, 2012
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The Software-Defined Datacenter in a Multi-Cloud World

Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, wrote a blog today reaffirming Nicira and VMware’s commitment to open source, and specific actions Nicira and VMware teams are taking to continue leadership on OpenStack Quantum. I echo Martin’s comments and would like to share more about VMware’s commitment to this and other open-source communities as well as to the broader interoperability needs of modern cloud computing.

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