An SDDC is a datacentre with virtualised infrastructure and delivered as a “service” but it’s not right for all enterprises, Gartner VP Dave Russell said.
“Due to its current immaturity, the SDDC is most appropriate for visionary organisations with advanced expertise in I&O engineering and architecture,” he said.
But by 2020, 75 percent of global enterprises will go for a hybrid cloud model that uses the SDDC approach.
Russell said you can’t buy an SDDC off the shelf and implementation needs new skills and a shift in the IT organisation.
He cautioned that vendors will still try to lock in customers and open soure standards or a cloud management platform can’t completely help.
He said people need to recognise that adopting an SDDC “means trading a hardware lock in for a software lock in.”