Virtualization and Cloud Technology – Moving Forward

In addition to my own posts, I also write for CloudTweaks, an authority on cloud computing. My most recent post covers the work being done by VMware and Hitachi Data Systems on virtualization. he cloud is becoming truly revolutionary in the way it handles data and growth, and my recent interview with Hitachi CTO Hu Yoshida was really quite fascinating. Here is an excerpt:

Hu Yoshida, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems

Hu Yoshida, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems

“It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT structure must transform can sometimes be overwhelming.”

“This is something that the experts at VMware and Hitachi have known for a long time, and is the reason why their 10-year relationship has done so well for their clients: they are very good at explaining the how’s and why’s of the shift towards the cloud and its necessity going forward.”

“Take the Software Defined Data Center, for example. This VMware concept allows, in the most basic terms, for a transition to a virtual world, in which all the elements that drive an IT system are no longer tied to hardware, but reside in a virtual layer, allowing IT technicians to make upgrades and add additional functionality without having to pop the hood and pull out and replace an actual component. When you combine this with flash-based virtual storage systems, a company becomes better able to capitalize on its ever growing need for storage space, processing speed and data transfer without having to resort to greater investment in “spinning disks.””

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