Gartner Research

Should Your Enterprise Deploy a Software-Defined Data Center?

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00273912

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , Dave Russell

Summary

The software-defined data center (SDDC) marks the next evolution in data center automation architecture. However, switching to or deploying an SDDC is not recommended for all IT organizations. I&O leaders must understand the business case, best use cases and risks of an SDDC.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Establish an SDDC When the Business Case Makes Sense
  • Understand the Business Models and IT Projects That Get the Most Value From SDDCs
  • Understand the Technology Characteristics That Make SDDC Possible
  • Plan to Mitigate the Top Risks of an SDDC Project Failure

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.