VMware at Symantec Vision
April 15-18th 2013, Las Vegas
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
Thank you for your interest in VMware and Symantec Vision. Symantec Vision 2013 was a great event and attendees heard about VMware’s focus on helping customers realize the value of IT-as-a-Service through a Software-Defined Data Center. VMware has helped customers of all sizes save billions through virtualization. But what if you could go even farther, and virtualize the entire data center?
You can – through a VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). In an SDDC, all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, and the control of the datacenter is entirely automated by software. Not just servers, but storage, networking, management and security…
Getting to SDDC
VMware Breakout Sessions
Provisioning server and application deployment is now measured in minutes for virtual and cloud environments. But what of the security controls and host agents still bounded by traditional, physical packaging and provisioning? The “Software Defined Datacenter" proposes our next step in the evolution of the datacenter, easing distinctions between enterprise and cloud models. With the advent of “Software Defined” everything, Security is also moving into this software defined category, deriving benefit from accelerated deployment, where days are reduced to minutes and solutions may be provisioned as a service.
As customers continue on their VMware Journey to IT-as-a-service and the Software Defined Data Center, a key design challenge is how to assure compliance to applicable industry regulations such as PCI and HIPAA. vSphere is a great foundation for compliance, but additional technology components are needed, as well as changes to people and processes, to meet 3rd-party audit requirements. VMware has developed a solution framework for PCI that is captured in our new PCI Solutions Guide and key industry partners, like Symantec have developed companion guides to detail their technology components of the overall solution. Attend this session to learn more about the overall VMware approach to compliance, the PCI solution, Symantec’s offerings, and how these offerings can benefit your organization.
Symantec’s IT organization has built one of the largest Software-Defined Data Centers in the world, leveraging technology from VMware and Symantec to support more than 20,000 active VMs based on more than 600 pre-built templates. In just 15 months, Symantec has saved 32,000 staff days – the equivalent of freeing 100 additional IT staff to work on higher value projects, – while dramatically improving quality and response time. Attend this session to find out more about the approach the Symantec IT organization took to achieve these results, and the additional benefits they expect to receive based on future offerings from VMware and Symantec.