Most data centers today are focused on increasing flexibility to realize maximum efficiency from their existing assets. These optimizations are often done from a purely IT perspective, with little consideration for how the IT infrastructure could support business needs. With the introduction of business service management, business requirements are now more easily incorporated into the IT infrastructure, helping organizations realize the dynamic benefits of a service-driven, business-centric data center.
The data center is in the midst of a significant evolution. Novell has just announced its vision for the service-driven data center (SDDC), which brings together our capabilities from SUSE Linux Enterprise, PlateSpin, and Managed Objects into a portfolio of integrated products designed to help customers increase agility while reducing cost, complexity and risk. The SDDC provides solutions to build, manage and measure the next generation data center so IT executives can deliver the business services that end users need through a flexible, automated and cost-effective infrastructure. We believe only Novell has the unique combination of technology-agnostic, interoperable and easy-to-use solutions that let customers maximize the utilization of their IT assets within a secure and compliant framework – whether customers are running a server farm, building an internal cloud, or using an external cloud.