As IT reinvents itself to enable big data, cloud initiatives and business agility (while controlling costs and supporting legacy applications), software-defined datacenter (SDDC) technologies become a foundational pillar of IT modernization. A combination of software-defined compute (virtualization), software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage (SDS), and a common management layer, SDDC delivers flexible, efficient and fast-iterating infrastructure.
Security requirements for the software-defined datacenter
A new breed of security solution is needed to effectively protect the hybrid software-defined datacenter without hampering the benefits of agility, efficiency and flexibility it delivers. As industry-analysis firm Gartner® emphasizes in its 2018 Market Guide for Cloud-Workload Protection Platforms, “workloads in hybrid data centers require a protection strategy different from end-user-facing devices. Deploy offerings specifically designed for cloud-workload protection.” Read the Gartner report to learn best practices for securing datacenter and cloud workloads.