VMware SDDC – Ideal architecture for private, public and hybrid clouds

VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is considered by many as the next phase in the evolution of cloud computing and virtualization technologies. By enabling a fully automated, zero-downtime virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for any hardware and any application, VMware SDDC is evolving to replace traditional servers, networks, and storage devices.

What is SDDC?

SDDC refers to a datacenter whose entire infrastructure (server, network, and storage) is virtualized and delivered as a service. In an SDDC environment, a software layer is added to hardware configuration to orchestrate the management of computing, storage, and networking services.

Benefits of SDDC

When companies outgrow their datacenters and need greater capacities, an SDDC approach can cut costs, gain efficiencies, and increase scale.

Challenges of SDDC

There are numerous benefits of SDDC. However, on the opposite side of the spectrum, SDDC does have its own challenges.

How VMware Implements SDDC

VMware SDDC is a fully integrated stack of hardware and software and consists of four components:


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A VMware SDDC is implemented with several unique factors as compared to conventional data centers. First, the entire SDDC infrastructure is fully virtualized—servers, networking, and storage devices are abstracted via a software platform. By virtualizing the entire infrastructure, SDDC not only decouples workloads from the resources but also simplifies the configuration, management, and consumption of datacenters.

Secondly, SDDC’s vRealize automates operations, simplifying governance while providing more business insights through cloud computing capabilities. Unlike traditional data centers, the cloud management platform is customized and integrated into whole virtualized services to orchestrate provisioning, management, and monitoring of services across the entire SDDC environment.

How Parallels RAS Integrates with the VMware SDDC Infrastructure

When deciding to set up desktops across private, public, or hybrid clouds, you need to consider many factors such as servers, networking, storage, and virtualization. VMware SDDC can significantly enhance IT performance and efficiency, and Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) can help you simplify desktop setup across private, public, or hybrid clouds.

Parallels RAS supports VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter, which offer explicit access and control of underlying SDDC resources. As such, you can easily partition hardware and amalgamate applications and minimize costs. When implementing VDI, Parallels RAS can help you manage VMs from different hypervisors under the same SDDC environment.

If you’re thinking of integrating a private and public cloud using SDDC to generate a truly hybrid cloud platform, Parallels RAS can help you seamlessly integrate the entire infrastructure that spans both on-premises and off-premises environments with a standardized orchestration, management, and security framework.

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