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Bob Plankers Published: 05 Aug 2013

With virtualization having turned IT on its side over the past 10 years, it’s hard to think about the future of the data center without thinking about VMware, and especially its annual VMworld conferences. In fact, the week of VMworld U.S. usually tends to be one of the most active IT news weeks all year. Given acquisitions, buzz about cloud and increasing competition, VMworld 2013 is shaping up to be the show’s biggest yet. What might we see this year at VMworld? I have five main predictions. Nearly every vendor that has supported VMware vSphere will announce support for Hyper-V and state that KVM is on the roadmap, too. The virtualization market is really getting competitive. Microsoft’s Hyper-V has shaped up into a good-enough competitor at the infrastructure level, and with its licensing terms, Microsoft is really taking aim at VMware. KVM, which powers much of the open-source virtual world under software suites like OpenStack, has also come along nicely. We’ll also start to see more options to manage these different hypervisors together. VMware has its ... Access >>>

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