TEC37 Data Center Series E03: Why Vendor Lock-in is the Best Strategy for SDDC
In this TEC37 encore, we explore why many organizations hesitate to take a single-vendor approach when implementing a software-defined data center (SDDC) due to fear of vendor lock-in. Vendor lock-in can occur when an organization exclusively depends on one vendor for products or services, making them unable to use another vendor without significant switching costs. While the concern around vendor lock-in is valid and should generally be avoided, SDDC is an exception to this rule because of its focus on the software layer and the importance of choosing infrastructure components that best support the software platform. Join host Robb Boyd as he speaks with WWT's Sean Hicks and James Harless -- Technical Solutions Architects, Intel's Jason Lamb -- Cloud Solutions Strategist, and Dell's Pat Dooley -- HCI Specialist. They'll discuss why a single-vendor approach might be your best move for an optimal SDDC environment.
After attending, you'll have better insight into how to approach building an SDDC. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the key considerations when implementing a single-vendor approach and learn practical steps for getting started.
This episode is open to all, but most relevant to Directors of Cloud Ops, Cloud Architects and Enterprise Architects.