EMC Glossary

Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

Software-defined data center (SDDC) is a data center in which infrastructure is virtualized and delivered “as-a-service”. SDDC is combination of software-defined networking – management of traffic, software defined compute – management of workloads and software-defined storage – management of data. Traditional enterprise applications can be supported in a more flexible and cost effective manner.

Who uses Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and why?

Enterprise IT organizations, Infrastructure & Operations leaders use SDDC as it provides a lot of flexibility and agility in the company’s business processes. SDDC enables the users to deploy their apps quickly (improve the availability of apps) and improves the efficiency & utilization of IT resources by increasing the adoption of cloud services.

How does the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) work?

In SDDC, all the components of infrastructure – compute, networking, storage, security and availability services are abstracted and delivered as an automated, policy-driven software. SDDC eliminates the IT operational siloes and complexities by enabling a programmatic approach through virtualization. SDDC provides customers the optimum performance & availability while reducing risks and costs.

Benefits of Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

Increases the speed of IT service delivery – Complex IT workloads can be deployed in a faster, programmatic manner, ensuring more agility & flexibility.

Improves ROI – Lower CAPEX and OPEX costs, empowers the customers by providing more productivity.

Enormous efficiency and more innovation – Delivers high-performance computing. Less time spend on manual tasks leads to more IT innovation.