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- Exploring virtualization, cloud computing and big data infrastructure
- In software-defined data centers, silos will create 'real problems'
- How will the VMworld news about SDN, storage affect VMware partners?
- VMware User Group president shares members' cloud challenges
- VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructure
- Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applications
- New security concerns raised by the software-defined trend
- How IT shops can make the software-defined infrastructure a reality
- Will VMware shops push toward automation and Desktop as a Service?
- Flash, spinning disk, caching? VDI storage should be context-aware
- How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?
- VMware falls short explaining the software-defined future
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VMware falls short explaining the software-defined futureDate: Aug 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gartner analyst Chris Wolf dissects the keynote address from Day 1 of VMworld 2013.
Wolf explains that though VMware talked up the software-defined trend, it still has work to do to ensure VMware shops fully understand the technology and how they can start to implement it in their data centers. He goes on to say that VMware has the ability to be more of a cloud provider like Amazon, but needs to "take it a step further."
In this video, hear about some of the highlights from the address and whether VMware really is addressing the needs of modern data centers.