Configuring a virtual data centre with the Data Center Designer
Easy to operate – efficient to use
The simple art of IaaS with the DCD of 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 and secure for the future. We developed the Data Center Designer (DCD) to simplify the process of building a virtual data centre. For us it’s all part of the deal 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 centre in no time at all. Configure your virtual IT infrastructure precisely the way you need it to be.
The DCD: 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 by operating a slider.
StorageYou can also choose any number of HDD and SSD storage units that you would like to use. It takes just a few clicks to assign 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)
The DCD lets you adjust all the components of your virtual data centre, because the Compute Engine provides you with a 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 centre.
Software defined networking runs in the background to control the interaction between the components. The DCD deals with the task of generating 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 – which keeps things neat and allows you to filter and manage permissions. Images are easy to add to your data centre by FTP connection.