Data center virtualization continues to receive attention in enterprise organizations that want to reduce IT costs and create a more flexible, efficient, and automated applications workload environment.
As an IT organization, you must contend with many different software and hardware components. And not only do you have to manage a lot of different components, you also face the challenge of putting them together!
To solve this complex challenge, VMware Validated Designs (VVDs) provide guidance and speed up the process of building a modern, automated Software-Defined Data Center.
So, exactly what are VMware Validated Designs?
- They are architectures and designs created and validated by VMware and data center experts.
- They encompass the entire set of VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center products.
- They are standardized and streamlined designs for different deployment scenarios and a broad set of use cases.
Marco Righini, from Intel, and I were able to access early content and test it on a real data center, and we would like to share our experience with you.
Visit our session at VMworld 2016 Las Vegas (Session ID: MGT7759) to hear the findings from early adopters of VMware Validated Design.
Presenters: Marco Righini, Datacenter Solution Architect, Intel Corp., and Andrea Siviero, Staff Solution Architect, VMware
Session Number: MGT7759
Session Title: Early VVD Adopter Experience: Building a Secure and Automated Cloud
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:00 AM‒11:00 AM
Abstract: The session presents the work done during the building of VVD using the Intel Lab in Pisa, Italy. This collaborative team effort between local VMware PSOs and Intel tested and built an entire lab from scratch, using the VVD reference architecture. The challenges of the VVD architecture are addressed, along with how it helped in the fast delivery an automated cloud.
Andrea Siviero is an ten-year veteran of VMware and a senior solutions architect member of Professional Services Engineering (PSE) for the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC), a part of the Global Technical Solutions (GTS) team. Prior to PSE, Andrea spent three years as pre-sales system engineer and three years as a post-sales consultant architect for cloud computing and desktop virtualization solutions focusing on very large and complex deployments, especially for service providers in the finance and telco sectors.