The software-defined data center holds tremendous promise for enterprise IT. Within the SDDC, the benefits of server virtualization are extended to storage and networking, so the entire infrastructure can be abstracted and centrally managed under a unified platform.
With an SDDC, IT infrastructures enable private cloud models that support capabilities such as resource pooling, self-service capabilities, and elastic scalability. The data center is also more agile in enabling IT to incorporate public cloud services when they are needed, creating the foundation for a next-generation hybrid cloud environment. This model gives IT teams control and flexibility in how to best deliver applications and workloads across their organizations.
The SDDC requires a new approach to security that is designed to leverage the benefits of a fully virtualized data center, while also addressing today’s more sophisticated threat landscape. In this white paper, we examine three of the most critical considerations in securing the SDCC.