Software-defined infrastructure simplifies the management of IT applications and workloads. According to a recent Fortune Business Insights study, the global software-defined data center market is projected to skyrocket to $169.99 billion over the next six years. These software-defined strategies rely on virtual equivalents of server, network, and storage resources, and they employ software rather than IT professionals to handle the deployment and reconfiguration of resources.
What matters most when deploying software-defined infrastructure?
VMware tools and application services work together and leverage the flexibility of software-defined infrastructure, giving organizations a big head-start on the move to a hybrid cloud model.
But to achieve the goal of a single management plane for all workloads, physical infrastructure choices matter a lot. VMware’s software-defined layer makes it easier for organizations to deploy VMware tools on whatever infrastructure they choose, but only if the on-premises infrastructure is designed end-to-end to support this better world.
How Hitachi Vantara can unlock software-defined potential with VMware
To support the hybrid cloud model, Hitachi integrates with VMware tools and platforms. The AIOps software included with Hitachi Ops Center fully integrates with the VMware portfolio. This tight coupling makes it possible to execute all of Hitachi’s AI-based analytics and automation directly within VMware environments. The entire storage environment shares a common operating system, creating a single data fabric. When developers want to deploy a new service, Hitachi Ops Center can automatically connect the service to the right storage to meet performance, protection, and SLA requirements.
Availability, reliability, performance, and flexibility
Hitachi AIOps integration with VMware enables IT teams to execute automation, management and protection from within their VMware environment. And if they already have other storage, Hitachi can virtualize that, preserving prior investments.
Being software-defined doesn’t make storage faster or more available – that is why infrastructure choices still matter. But by standardizing storage infrastructure with Hitachi Vantara, you can have the industry’s gold standard no matter how your environment evolves.
Learn more in the blog by Ian Clatworthy is Director, Product Marketing, Data Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara.
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