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Part of a ZDNet Special Feature: Building the Software Defined Data Center

Executive's guide to the Software Defined Data Center (free ebook)

Businesses are moving toward the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) model, but the transformation is far from complete. This guide examines current trends, best practices, use cases, and tools designed to manage the SDDC.

For years now, we've been hearing about the benefits of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) -- a model that promises to reduce cost and complexity, streamline network management, optimize and automate systems, and deliver more business agility, efficiency, and scalability. Is the SDDC becoming a reality? Analysts say yes... but not quite yet.

The pieces of the SDDC puzzle are coming together slowly, as organizations look for ways to transform their IT infrastructure into a fully virtualized, software-centric environment. However, experts caution that building an SDDC is not a good strategy for everyone, advising companies to carefully evaluate their business case and to be wary of the potential risks.

To help enterprise leaders and IT managers assess the viability and value of deploying an SDDC for their organization, we've put together this ebook. It covers key aspects of the SDDC model, including best practices, successful use cases, and an overview of the tools that are available for managing the software defined data center.

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