Private Cloud – SDDC 1.0

You may have read my recent Next-Generation Data Center post, that summarised the Conceptual Model and Logical Design of my ideal Private Cloud solution.  This post describes the current vendors that are the leaders of their respective markets and I believe they have a compelling integration story with the highest chance of success.  The back-bone of the strategy relies upon VMware, who in my opinion are the current leaders of SDDC for technology, professional services, training and support.

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Next track – VCDX-SAA

There is a very strong rumour that the next VCDX track to be announced will be “Storage and Availability” (VCDX-SAA).  This will be the final track to complete the SDDC “Quad VCDX” super architect classification (Data Center, Cloud, Network and Storage).  No indication of when it will be announced, just keep an eye out for it.  I would imagine it will include SRM and VSAN.

There is also the hint of a management track for VCDX (probably include the vC Ops suite) and that the Implementation Expert exams (VCIX) will be developed for Data Center, Cloud and Desktop; possibly replacing the VCAP framework.  The certification space of VMware Education is in a state of flux, changes are “a-happening”.

Furthermore, there was a great VCDX discussion with John Arrasjid on the VMware Community Roundtable Podcast (Episode #291) a few days ago, have a listen on iTunes.