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Vendor Landscape: Software-Defined Data Centers

The SDDC Is Still A Work In Progress, But Progress Is Swift

September 1, 2016


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To meet needs arising from the unprecedented acceleration of the digital business, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are shifting their attention from physical infrastructure to software abstractions of the operational stack: infrastructure and applications together. Software models, automation, and hardware all come together to effectively scale. As a single product, the software-defined data center (SDDC) has proven elusive, but as an aspirational goal, it's shaping the way that customers consume infrastructure. In this report, we highlight the multiple vendors that are stepping up to the challenge in different categories.

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Table of Contents

  • The Software-Defined Data Center Emerges To Demolish Tech Silos
  • Vendors Fit Into One Or More Of Five SDDC Categories
  • The Landscape Of SDDC Vendor Solutions Is Coalescing
  • Recommendations

  • Invest In SDDC Technology As A Linchpin Of Your Overall BT Strategy
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents