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A quick comparison between a traditional Data Center and a virtual Data Center
|Traditional Data Center||virtual Data Center|
|Requires CapEx for Investment in IT infrastructure||Utilizes OpEx to fulfill requirement for IT infrastructure|
|CapEx necessitates reasonably accurate estimation of future requirements - a daunting task in face of the rapidly changing technology landscape||Take advantages of rapidly changing technology landscape – and pay only for the needed capacity under OpEx model|
|Complexities and Simplicities of Compute|
|Deploy physical servers with fixed CPUs, memory and storage with limited upgrade capabilities||Deploy resizable virtual servers and storage to align with enterprise workload demands that closely follows business demands|
|Assess and estimate existing and future data storage capacity and bifurcate into block storage, file storage, object storage — negotiate with storage vendors to acquire this capacity||Deploy mix of storage technology that are best suited for applications in as little as 1 GB increments|
|Plan for networking gear capacity in terms of switch ports, edge and core routers, and type of cabling||Use Software Defined Networks (SDN) and virtual routers to easily scale up or down network capacity|
|Considerations for security start with ensuring entry restriction to premises and all the way up to auditable and verifiable access to rack mounted servers.||Security considerations are more focused at IT level built upon the security infrastructure put together by IaaS layer of vDC provider (backed by premise security guarantees provided by Data Center providers)|
|Trained personnel to rack & stack equipment||Cloud orchestration platform to provision, configure, and manage virtualized resources through their life cycle|
Eventually, all virtual Data Centers are housed within traditional data centers, but enterprise energies are freed from having to plan for and worry about capital expenditure on some non-core aspects like real estate leasing, redundant cooling, and solar power panel backup that are associated with building a high quality traditional data centers.
The single most reason for virtual Data Center’s appeal to corporates is its ability to commoditize computing power. There is literally near zero lead time between establishing a need for computing power and acquisition of the same.
virtual Data Center is a concept and each cloud services provider adds a flavor of their own in their product offering. Given below is a quick comparison between leading providers of virtual Data Center.
Microsoft Azure: Azure defines virtual Data Center as a collection of separate but related entities with common supporting functions, features, and infrastructure. It is not a product but a philosophy that recommends centralized security and advocates use of common components.
Amazon Web Services: AWS does not use the term virtual Data Center, but enables the concept using Virtual Private Cloud, a dedicated network for your AWS account. VPC allows AWS’s customers to tie together resources from its various cloud offerings like EC2 and S3 and gives the administration control to AWS account owner.
CipherSpace: CipherSpace virtual Data Center is a secure and isolated environment for our client’s workload. CipherSpace vDCs are designed to ease the complexities of core infrastructure by providing and managing best-practices based networking and security out-of-the-box.
virtual Data Centers are a natural outcome of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model of computing. With their low cost of entry and ability to easily integrate with existing IT infrastructure, vDCs are ideal for any business looking to go digital.