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Published onWednesday, August 2, 2017

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Demystifying the “Software-Defined Data Center”

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Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is all the rage. Everyone’s talking about it, but why?

For some, it’s extending the Data Center to the Cloud for simple and fast consumption of resources for workloads, or automation of simple tasks. For others, it may be off-site locations for disaster recovery and business continuity. Whatever the reason, IT is being tasked with provisioning resources for workloads, or faster pace and with guaranteed up time. Insert Software to achieve these ever-increasing SLAs (Service Level Agreements). TIG offers multiple solutions to automate tasks, which in the past would require a ton of time from the Administration team. This took focus from the day-to-day management of the infrastructure and meant potentially leaving migrated workloads less secure or inaccessible. In the last couple of years, TIG has had the ability to architect solutions that leverage virtual networking*, IT automation*, and VSAN*. These solutions can apply policies, so no matter where a Virtual Machine resides, it will have the same security firewall policies and address. Automation streamlines tasks to allow users to request and provision VMs onsite or in the Cloud, and manage life cycle and tear down. TIG has the capable tools to predict the resource consumption*, resource contention*, and where resources may be over provisioned*. This provides detailed reporting on where IT should invest funds to achieve maximum results. These are just a few examples TIG has at its fingertips; we are currently using them internally, implementing into Data Centers across the US and Canada. The easiest and most comprehensive way to help you understand what migration to SDDC looks like – and the potential benefits – is to begin with one of TIG’s assessments. From there, we can help you with Cloud, Automation, Disaster Recovery, Security, Networking, Wireless, Analytics, Business Intelligence and many other solutions.

Visit www.tig.com to learn more about how TIG can help you succeed in this ever-changing IT landscape.

  • A virtual network is a computer network that consists, at least in part, of virtual network links. A virtual network link is a link that does not consist of a physical (wired or wireless) connection between two computing devices, but is implemented using methods of network virtualization.
  • IT automation is the linking of disparate systems and software in such a way that they become self-acting or self-regulating.
  • VSAN is a collection of ports from a set of connected Fibre Channel switches that form a virtual fabric. Ports within a single switch can be partitioned into multiple VSANs, despite sharing hardware resources.
  • Resource Consumption, Contention and Over-Provisioning define resource requirements for controlled resources utilization to ensure predictable order, timing, and completion of tasks. These interaction dynamics must often be stringently ensured cross multiple types of resources and ensure that the system will meet its critical mission of reliability.
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