vXchnge Video Podcast
About This Show
The vXchnge podcast is a show about how to deploy and manage next-generation data centers that not only meet a company’s current needs of cloud and virtualization, but also are able to scale for the future. Whether you work for a gaming company, content provider, SaaS provider, software company, financial company or mobile startup, state of the art data centers and infrastructure best practices must be top of mind. This means staying up on data center practices in latency, security, resiliency, redundancy, remote access or total cost of ownership. This podcast is produced and hosted by vXchnge.com, a leading carrier-neutral colocation services provider dedicated to improving your business performance.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast: The Power of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
Dec 1 15
Today more companies are realizing the power of software-defined data center to better grow their business and their brand. SDDC allows better control of infrastructure and virtualization via software giving companies more power, flexibility, and security when choosing a data center. To discuss this in detail we have Tom Banta, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development at vXchnge.
Ellis: Welcome to the vXchnge podcast. I'm your host, Ellis Booker. Today's topic is the software-defined data center, what it is and why it matters. SDDC may be a new term for you, so the first thing we're going to do is define it and then explore the benefits to businesses seeking power, flexibility, and security in their data center choices. We'll also take a look at some real world examples. Joining us is Tom Banta, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development at vXchnge. Hello, Tom.
Tom: Hi, Ellis. How are you today? Thank you for having me on the program.
Ellis: Tom, first off, it looks like you're in prison there. What happened?
Tom: Yeah. It does look that way, yeah. I think our CEO put me in timeout today. But seriously, I'm in our Secaucus data center, one of our 15 data centers. And behind me is basically one of our secure cages for some of our customers.
Ellis: And we will be talking about security, physical and virtual, in this case. But I promised up top that somebody would define the software-defined data center. Can you do that for us, Tom?
Tom: Sure, I'll try to. It's a big topic. And sometimes when things are new, they get very broad terms. And initially, as you said, SDDC is a software-defined data center. The term was coined years ago by Steve Herrod over at VMware. But in its simplest sense, it really is about controlling infrastructure and virtualization via software, controlling the data center more and more through sensors, software. And at VX, SDDC is making it easier for customers to grow their business and their brand.
Ellis: Is the concept of SDDC fairly common at this point, or is it still on the bleeding edge?
Tom: SDDC, I would say, is somewhat in its infancy, many components that can apply. You've got software-defined networking and storage and security systems and RFID systems and compute power. So many companies are in different stages in the infancy of some