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VMTurbo's Invisible Hand Takes Hold of the Software-Defined Datacenter

If you've been faithfully following server virtualization trends over the last few years or if you've had your head in the clouds like me, you've probably already been indoctrinated into the idea behind the software-defined data center (SDDC). How pervasive has this concept become? Attend any cloud- or virtualization-related tradeshow this year, and you can bet that SDDC will be mentioned in the keynote presentation.

Software-defined data centers are considered to be the next stage of evolution for virtualization and cloud computing. It refers to a data center where all infrastructure elements -- compute, storage, network, and security -- are virtualized and delivered as a service. Control of that data center is fully automated and managed by intelligent, policy-driven software. But for SDDC to be successful, organizations not only have to automate as much of the data center as possible, they must also trust that process.

How do we get there from here? The short and obvious answer is to start the journey. One possible way to begin is to use Operations Manager, a software product from a company called VMTurbo. The company describes version 4.5, the latest release of Operations Manager, as "software-driven control" for your virtual data center.

"Being able to define your data center in software is really the first step," says Shmuel Kliger, founder and president of VMTurbo. "Knowing how to leverage all of those software levers to make sure our data centers and clouds are operating efficiently, while assuring application service levels is where VMTurbo comes in."


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Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:05 AM by David Marshall
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