Configuring a virtual data center with the Data Center Designer
Easy, user-friendly, and efficient
IaaS made simple with the DCD in the Compute Engine
Flexible configuration of your company’s IT in the public cloud is a step in the right direction to make your entire infrastructure fit for the future and secure. We developed the Data Center Designer (DCD) to simplify the process of building a virtual data center. For us, that’s part of the “service” in “Infrastructure as a Service.”
The browser-based graphic user interface in the DCD provides all the tools you need to create and then modify your own data center in no time at all. Configure your virtual IT infrastructure precisely the way you need it to be.
The DCD: intuitive and easy to use
The way the Data Center Designer works couldn’t be simpler: you just drag and drop the components you need to a whiteboard and arrange them there. You can’t do anything wrong, either. The Data Center Designer checks the plausibility of your configuration in real time.
Live Vertical ScalingLive Vertical Scaling lets you adjust your resources via a slider.
StorageYou can also choose any number of HDD and SSD storage units and select their size. It takes just a few clicks to assign the required storage or a CD ROM drive to the servers.
ConnectivityUse the mouse cursor to link your servers and the Internet connections.
ServerConfigure each server to match the needs of your company. Cores and RAM are freely scalable.
FirewallsFirewalls can be added to keep your infrastructure safe.
Load balancersAdd one or several load balancers to your infrastructure to distribute the computing load across several servers and in doing so avoid overtaxing your resources.
Flexible use of RAM and cores
The foundation: the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
You can adjust all of the components of your virtual data center using the DCD. This is possible because the Compute Engine provides you with a complete Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) that is not restricted to just dedicated hardware. Here, the software is responsible for administration of the abstracted components. Instead of just virtualizing storage or servers, our SDDC provides an entire virtual data center.
Software defined networking controls the interaction between the components in the background. The DCD generates the necessary protocol commands on your behalf.
Use the Data Center Designer to manage complex tasks
Image Manager included in the DCD
The Image Manager is used to manage your images and snapshots.
Any HDD and ISO images you upload are listed here - this keeps things neat and allows you to filter files and manage permissions. You can easily add images to your data center via FTP connection.