TEC37 Data Center: Why Vendor Lock-in is the Best Strategy for SDDC

Presented by

Robb Boyd; Sean Hicks; Jason Lamb (Intel); Pat Dooley (Dell EMC); James Harless

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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.
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