The software-defined data centre (SDDC) is crucial to the long-term evolution of an agile digital business, It is not, however, the right choice for all IT organizations. We have been early adopters in the SDDC space and understand in which environment this is the right fit. We recommend implementing in phases to ensure functionality, interoperability and production-proven deployment history to be viable. Storage can be a compelling starting point as the capabilities often stack up favourably against traditional solutions.