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This article is part of the August 2011, Vol. 34 issue of Keeping virtual machines secure
Technologies come, and technologies go. Some make big promises. Through it all, virtualization remains one of the few technologies that actually delivers on those promises. Over the last decade, virtualization has changed from a tactical technology to save money into a must-have business strategy for competitive advantage. At VMworld 2011 this month, VMware will attempt to push the technology to the next level with its vision of virtualization in the cloud. Attendees can get a first-hand upclose view of what that vision might look like in their data centers. In “The Evolution of Virtualization,” VMware vExpert Mike Laverick recounts the crucial steps in the development of virtualization in the data center and sets the stage for the cloud. Although Laverick says that it’s difficult to see whether the cloud will deliver on its potential or whether it will add yet another layer of complexity, he urges VMworld attendees to dig deep, ask tough questions and explore. One question that is always on the minds of data center administrators is how to keep virtual ... Access >>>
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