Posted by aionol | 07 DEC 2017

3 Tips To Prepare For The Challenges Of A SDDC Transition

One of the main factors cited by data center managers for transitioning to Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC) is automation. Web companies, the progenitors of the cloud infrastructure, aggressively automate anything within their organizational system. The challenges for enterprises engaged in this transition are – large scale security hazards and risks, a lack of current automation skills, and […]

One of the main factors cited by data center managers for transitioning to Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC) is automation.

Web companies, the progenitors of the cloud infrastructure, aggressively automate anything within their organizational system.

The challenges for enterprises engaged in this transition are – large scale security hazards and risks, a lack of current automation skills, and the large number of management interfaces to handle.

In order to simplify IT operations and lower costs, organizations must prepare a comprehensive strategy for this transition. Here are three simple tips to give you a start:

1. Upgrade & Enhance The Scope Of Security

As hardware and physical networks slowly go out of fashion and data centers make the transition into software in the SDDC, security needs to change too.

Security attacks are increasingly becoming more complex and larger in impact. To meet this imminent threat, the scope of your security team needs to be increased. By strengthening your defensive strategy, your organization will be in a much better position to handle the dynamic security requirements of SDDC.

The Challenges Of A SDDC Transition

The Challenges Of A SDDC Transition

2. Prepare For Interface Sprawl

As interface sprawl gets worse, the challenge for small IT teams with limited resources is to understand the advanced scripting and coding required to manage a heterogeneous system. The presence of multiple network correlators and hypervisors requires resourcefulness from within your IT team.

3. Admins Need To Learn Automation Tools

Provisioning is no longer the main goal, as admins are required to polish their automation skills. Learning Puppet, PERL and PowerCLI coding increases scripting knowledge for configuration management and is a necessary step as SDDC take shape.

Are your IT resources stretched too thin to explore an SDDC transition?

We can assist you in transitioning your data while addressing the challenges listed here.

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