Converged Infrastructure Simplifies VMware’s Software Defined Data Center

As the journey to the hybrid cloud continues to take shape, the requirements of both traditional and new, ‘born in the cloud’ applications are evolving and putting entirely new demands on IT organizations. Customers are looking for the flexibility of software-defined network virtualization with the simplicity of converged infrastructure and, in recent months, we’ve seen a number of customers look to make VCE the foundation for their VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

I can’t say I blame them.

Business is demanding the same agility they see in virtualized compute across the entire converged infrastructure, and the network is holding them back. The network needs to deliver the same operational performance and efficiency enabled by virtualization.

By adopting VMware NSX with a VxBlock System, organizations are gaining the ability to deploy new business applications at cloud speed by eliminating the networking deployment and management bottleneck through the innovative networking virtualization technology from VMware. The tight alignment of VCE and VMware makes it simple for IT administrators to manage cloud resources and enable an agile operational model for networking and security to help drive business innovation. VMware NSX further extends the core benefits of VCE’s converged infrastructure by:

  • Enabling customers to provision multi-tier, secure virtual networks as fast as spinning up VMs
  • Dramatically reducing risk exposure through security that moves with workloads rather than being tied to hardware components
  • Reduce DR Recovery Time Objective (TTO) by up to 80%, with virtual networks

From planning to deployment and management, VCE converged infrastructure is the optimal foundation for deploying a software defined data center that provides flexibility and agility to all aspects of the data center operations.

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