Editor’s Note: Our next #DellWorld partner blogger is Rick Vanover, a product strategy specialist for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualization community. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover.
If you haven’t noticed, there is more than one hypervisor in today’s virtualization competition. For the longest time it seemed like VMware vSphere was the only game in town. Fast forward to Dell World 2011, and one of the central themes is driving data center innovation in the virtual era. Virtualization has grown up, and the benefits of virtualization simply can’t be topped in the IT ways of the past. How is this innovation driven by virtualization? Historically, we enjoyed capital investment savings and shorter time to market with enhanced deployment processes. Those benefits and others have fully matured to drive value in modern data center operations. And now, Microsoft Hyper-V has brought a credible challenge to infrastructure decision makers on where to virtualize their environments. These decisions we are facing are a good thing, here’s why:
For almost any IT organization today, there may be some choice on which hypervisor to deploy; even for those who have already made investments in the vSphere or Hyper-V realm. The ecosystem is there with products and solutions to deliver virtualization NOW.
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