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This article is part of the July 2010, Vol. 24 issue of Strategies to manage virtual data center growth
Most virtualization platforms are proprietary, and few common and open standards exist to bridge technology in today’s virtualized environments. As long as this situation persists, using multiple platforms for virtualization will be a challenge. The reasons are simple: High-tech companies make huge investments in their research and development budgets and take great pains to protect their intellectual property rights, including virtualization platforms. At the same time, the innovation of virtualization vendors often outstrips attempts to define common and open standards for virtualization platforms. More on using multiple virtualization platforms Using multiple virtualization platforms: Pros and cons Got multiple virtualization vendors? Learn to convert virtual disks Mixed virtual environments catching on Server virtualization platform comparison Cross-platform virtualization management tools: Sharing is caring Although some virtualization vendors do open their application programming interfaces (APIs) to other companies, they typically do this to stimulate... Access >>>
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Using multiple virtualization platforms allows you to avoid vendor lock-in, but it can be difficult to bridge and manage technologies from different virtualization vendors.
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