Taking a meaningful departure from the conventional hardware-driven data centres, the new age data centres are much simpler and faster, collectively known as SDDC. In a Software Defined Data Center, the specific requirements of any application are catered to by a single operational platform, more specifically known as APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). This new technology is set to redefine all traditional IT infrastructure and helps generate more business value.
What exactly is SDCC?
In the age of cloud technology, businesses are hell-bent on re-architecting their data centres, for saving considerably on physical infrastructure costs and to become service-focussed. An SDDC provides them much more than cost savings; it sets their wings free from the clips of hardware dependency. At the click of a button, the entire infrastructure can be controlled from a central point. Parallel performance of various administrative tasks, as demanded by the non-linear DevOps approach, can be catered to, only by an SDCC.
What does SDCC have in store for DevOps and Agile?
The hardware sales make manual access to various parts in the data centre cumbersome and expensive. Easy access to resources is a vital precursor for the IT-based R & D to realize full potential. The post-waterfall development paradigm is all about flexibility and creativity, the likes of which can be offered only by the hyper-converged infrastructure as available in an SDCC. Rebalance of resources against workloads have led to their optimization that eliminates wastage. With the right set of APIs, DevOps is able to build on automation and hasten delivery to the end-user. Linking of monitoring and logging tools to the SDCC resources aid in quick identification and remedy of operational issues.
Automated Resource Provisioning enables DevOps implementation
The main reason for project delays in software development is due to the fact that hardware resources are not available when needed. The cloud user, however, finds that self-rebalancing of on-cloud resources leads to their optimized access and usage, unlike problematic or provisioned availability. In SDCC, these resources are available on-demand, which makes programmatic provisioning, multi-tier software development application stack cloning and resource orchestration, simpler and faster.
SDDC resources make way for good visibility, control and collaboration
As avenues for control and collaboration, business has now started capitalizing on the mutual benefits of SDCC and DevOps. Generation of log data is accelerated when compared to traditional data centres, making way for quick clean-up operations. Delivery tracking and reporting are at their best.
Implementation of the SDDC has mitigated risks and has decreased operational expenses. All infrastructure components like networking, computing security, CPU and storage are virtualized and delivered as services. All these elements are abstracted and represented in software form. It becomes hassle-free to transition and executes DevOps since control of the data centre is fully software-automated, thanks to intelligent technology that renders ITaaS (IT as a service).