Latest software-defined data centre (SDDC) publications

VMworld 2014 debrief: Beware of the legacy human

I’m writing this on the plane back from VMWorld 2014 in Barcelona where I have spent the last two days. When I arrived on Monday evening it was fairly clear what VMWare’s message was going to be (see picture) although after San Francisco most wouldn’t be surprised. Data storage is undergoing a paradigm shift and… Read More

Redstone and IO partner to boost modular data centre services uptake in EMEA

London-based infrastructure company Redstone, has today announced that it has signed a partnership deal with IO, the software-defined data centre specialists, to help promote its modular data centre services and solutions across the EMEA market. Through the partnership, Redstone will offer its industry expertise in structured cabling, data centre fit-out and support to clients looking… Read More

Deloitte private cloud solution targets faster VMware vCloud deployment

Consultancy Deloitte has introduced a solution aimed at simplifying private cloud deployment and accelerating its take up. Cloud ServiceFabric uses VMware’s vCloud Suite to deliver pre-configured private cloud technology that is tested and ready to use. It comes pre-loaded with self-service automation tools, scripts and support. Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte, said: “Deloitte is offering… Read More

What’s wrong with software-defined data centre (SDDC) definitions?

The main problem is that the SDDC reinforces the divide between IT and Facilities and is symptomatic of an industry issue says Soeren Juul Schroeder. Unless the industry rethinks its organisational structures – and bridges that divide – we may fail to realise the potential of the software-defined data centre. According to Wikipedia, the “software-defined… Read More