Is the software defined data center a VMware only concept?

A good question to ask after coming from the Software Defined Data Center Symposium 2014  hosted by the fine folks at Tech Field Day, has the industry outside of VMware embraced the idea of SDDC. Yes, I know I called the idea of the SDDC vaporware, which I stand by the statement. I’m well awareContinue reading “Is the software defined data center a VMware only concept?”

SDDC is a little less than Vaporware

I spent the day courtesy of Gestalt IT at the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Symposium 2014 in San Jose, CA.  The symposium featured industry thought leaders and sponsors who have some really interesting products around the software defined space and more “traditional” hardware solutions.  This is year two of the symposium and well worthContinue reading “SDDC is a little less than Vaporware”

The importance of the control plane in SDDC

I’m at the SDDC Symposium and have heard some really great thought leaders in the different pillars of SDDC. A recurring theme has been the challenges of maturing the control plane to a point that the software defined data center can become a reality. One of the primary challenges has been standards around the controlContinue reading “The importance of the control plane in SDDC”