Although data center virtualization and software defined data centers offer many benefits. The new technical requirements create several management issues which should be closely monitored:
Data Center Virtualization has spawned several entirely new categories and variants of management software. This is largely because data center virtualization alone was a large enough change to create new requirements that legacy management products could not meet. This created a new constituency for management solutions – the virtualization team – which proceeded to purchase management solutions that met their needs. This trend was facilitated by the “easy to try and easy to buy” business model that many of the new vendors of virtualization management solutions adopted. Out of this a new management stack arises.
Bernd Harzog offers his expertise in this recent article: Building a Management Stack for Your Software Defined Data Center