Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Workshop

8 hours
Developing a software-defined data center (SDDC) is a critical step towards cloud operations in an on-premise environment. WWT’s SDDC Planning Workshop will enable IT leadership, architecture and engineering to navigate this new territory. While focusing on the solutions available from VMware through their vRealize solution suites, this workshop will also help attendees evaluate other solutions that they may already have or be considering for implementation. Additionally, this workshop will help place SDDC in a context that will enable a proper cloud operations strategy.

What to Expect

This workshop gives your organization the opportunity to better understand the considerations for building an SDDC architecture. You'll work with WWT experts to explore the following:
  • SDDC Definition
  • Why you should build an SDDC
  • Identify SDDC components
  • Review tools available in vRealize Suites
  • Review packaged solutions for SDDC
  • Map SDDC components to your organization

Goals & Objectives

WWT can help organizations plan an effective path to developing an SDDC. The WWT SDDC Planning Workshop is a one-day class designed to introduce all of IT to the key elements of SDDC. This strategy session will help you evaluate service management, cloud management platform, operations, automation, and infrastructure virtualization. It will also look at the outcomes for different types of users and how it modifies their interaction with IT and data center services.

Service Management will govern how the typical user interacts with the SDDC.

Cloud Management Platform is the layer where your platform engineering team will focus their support and automation.

Operations Management will need to be re-defined to facilitate new ways in which users will interact with the platform.

Infrastructure Automation is necessary to abstract ‘mundane’ tasks such as systems, network, and storage management.

Infrastructure Virtualization will be defined in a manner that supports programmatic access to the underlying hardware resources.


The deliverable of this workshop is an SDDC technical strategy document. This high-level document will outline the primary components of an SDDC and how they map to your organization.