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Should Your Enterprise Deploy a Software-Defined Data Center?

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00273912

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , Dave Russell


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



  • 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

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