Premium Content

Access "How VMware handles changing virtual data center dynamics"

Colin Steele Published: 04 Jan 2013

Over the past decade, server virtualization made software a powerful force in the data center, giving IT departments more flexibility and bringing about more efficient operations. It turns out that virtualization was the easy part. Applying its principles to other areas of data center dynamics is still a work in progress. The natural extensions of the server virtualization trend—cloud computing, software-defined networking, changes in business models—have not had such a clear path to success. Cloud security concerns still persist. Software-defined networking has yet to realize its potential. And VMware’s move to vRAM licensing and pricing, a more cloud-like model, proved so unpopular that the company abandoned it after only a year. Stephen Herrod, VMware’s chief technology officer, discussed these changing data center dynamics and more in this One on One interview. Modern Infrastructure: With all of the talk about software-defined data centers, storage and networking, why should IT professionals trust software vendors like VMware with their hardware? Stephen... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • For savings, IT must recharge its approach to power usage
    recharge_approach_power_usage.png
    E-Handbook

    Power consumption accounts for a large portion of data center operating costs, so it's important to understand power usage and efficiency when ...

  • Production workloads go boldly to the cloud
    MI_0414.png
    E-Zine

    Some enterprises are charging ahead with a cloud-first approach to their workloads -- not just test and dev, but production workloads as well. That ...

  • For DR, cloud is the great equalizer
    MI_0314.png
    E-Zine

    Disaster recovery is hard and expensive, based on the many enterprises with partial -- or no -- DR plans. But cloud computing is bringing DR to the ...